Dealing with Layer 7 DDoS attacks (RUDY, Slowloris, etc)
rami.essaid at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 17:15:37 UTC 2011
Reading that article it says:
"So… nginx is a good web server, use it! [image: ;)]"
Their conclusion was that nginx handles that type of attack very well and
you would need a DDoS attack (and a large one at that) to bring down a
single nginx server. Are there other examples of attacks that you have
found that nginx is susceptible to? I have not heard of any
specific vulnerabilities of nginx that are not common to any other webserver
like simple bandwidth flooding.
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Mel Brands <bighype at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I am curious as to how nginx deals with DDoS attacks that attack
> through app layer, layer 7. I managed to find this page:
> which claims that nginx is susceptible to the attack. Since this is
> from 2009, has anything changed?
> Also, has anyone tested nginx vs R-U-DEAD-YET (RUDY)? I haven't found
> any tests online...
> I ask because these types of attacks are becoming extremely common and
> hacktivist groups are using these simple tools to bring down all kinds
> of large sites.
> Thanks for any insight,
> nginx mailing list
> nginx at nginx.org
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