DDoS protection module suggestion

malte nginx-forum at nginx.us
Thu Nov 4 05:22:32 MSK 2010

> If the site's audience is truly global, it's very
> difficult.
> Apart from the fact that in a true DDoS scenario
> (in the mentioned  
> case, we're talking about 200something attacking
> hosts), you'd need  
> NGINX to be sitting next to your peering points
> upstream.

This site has an emphasis on US, but still US traffic only makes up 40%
of the traffic, the rest is largely Canada, Western Europe and
Australia, but there is also a fair amount of India, Russia and Pakistan
in there, so I would say the GeoIP idea wouldn't serve us well.

We had about 50k attacking hosts attacking over the course of 24h.

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