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Hi Everyone, I'm running Fedora 4, Apache 2, MySQL 4, PHP 4. I'm pretty mediocre when it comes to administering Apache. I run a website and I think I was ...
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- 08-05-2007 #1
Denial Of Service?
I'm running Fedora 4, Apache 2, MySQL 4, PHP 4.
I'm pretty mediocre when it comes to administering Apache. I run a website and I think I was the victim of a Denial of Service attack. Pinging my website would almost always time out, or I would receive one reply and the rest would time out. Other people noticed the site being down so I know it's not a connection problem on my side.
I checked the Access logs and Error logs located at /var/log/httpd/ and I'm a little confused. Half of the text is garbled (like opening a binary file) and some of it is readable. I'm not seeing a single IP listed as accessing the site repeatedly.
I guess it could have been a firewall/router issue where the server is located.
- 08-06-2007 #2
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- 08-06-2007 #3
I still don't know why the Apache logs are all screwed up. But the message logs showed a brute force attack, attempts to SSH in. The rapidity of the SSH login attempts created a side effect similar to a DoS. We're working on banning the offending IPs.