NGiNX to prevent DDoS

Jérôme Loyet jerome at
Wed Sep 16 16:56:23 MSD 2009


look at the modules HttpLimitReq and HttpLimitZone

++ jerome

2009/9/16 Juergen Gotteswinter <jg at>:
> Hello Folks
> i got setup where nginx acts as reverse proxy for 3 apache backends.
> yesterday we had the case that some kind of bot or spider started attacking
> one domain which gets through nginx.
> is there any possibility to configure nginx for something like "rate
> limiting" or should i better go with iptables? the hardware is strong enaugh
> to take this (quadcore xeons).
> Greetings
> Juergen

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