It's believed that SPDY is a huge DDoS vector by itself

JackB nginx-forum at
Tue Jan 28 12:33:41 UTC 2014

The subject is a quote of Maxim Dounin in a discussion found here:,246885,246902#msg-246902

It would be nice to have a detailed list of SPDY functionality that could be
used as a DDoS vector. And it would be even better, to have an nginx
configuration example to workaround each problem without simply disabling

Last, should there be a default configuration in nginx/spdy which prevents
the abuse for DDoS attacks?

Any thoughts?


Posted at Nginx Forum:,246911,246911#msg-246911

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