DoS attack in the wild
jerome at loyet.net
Sat Jun 20 00:19:44 MSD 2009
this attack works great on apache but I was unable, yet, to make it
works on nginx (0.8.3).
2009/6/19 Neelesh Gurjar <neel.hjs at gmail.com>:
> Can anybody tell how to test DoS attack on webserver please ?
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:52 AM, Cliff Wells <cliff at develix.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 21:45 +0300, luben karavelov wrote:
>> > A DoS attack against number of http servers is available and has hit
>> > slashdot today:
>> > http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/06/19/1243203/Attack-On-a-Significant-Flaw-In-Apache-Released
>> > Out of the box nginx is also vulnerable (I have tested it on latest 0.7
>> > installation).
>> What were the results of your tests? I can see Apache being vulnerable
>> to this, given the amount of resources it requires per connection, but
>> Nginx should be much less susceptible. The only resource I'd expect to
>> see exhausted might be sockets, which can be tuned at the OS level.
> LINUX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to
> understand the simplicity
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