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Our server is getting repeated DoS attacks. What happens is that someone requests pictures from our gallery at an incredible rate, which first slows the server then brings it down. ...
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    Repeated denial of service attacks


    Our server is getting repeated DoS attacks. What happens is that someone requests pictures from our gallery at an incredible rate, which first slows the server then brings it down.
    We stop it by tracing the IP and banning it. Until the next time.
    Is there a solution?

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    Can you explain in a little more detail what it is that you're hosting? Is this an apache web server? What distro/version of Linux is this?

    someone requests pictures from our gallery at an incredible rate
    What does that mean? They download many files from many different connections? Or they download one file rapidly? Or something else?

    which first slows the server then brings it down
    What do you mean by "brings it down"? Does the service crash and need to be restarted? Does the whole box somehow crash?

    I may have some suggestions but I don't understand the problem yet.

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