Blocking tens of thousands of IP's

Cox, Eric S eric.cox at
Tue Nov 1 22:57:09 UTC 2016

Is it. However our frontend capacity spans across multiple data centers, a dozen+ nginx instances, and over 70 cores of processing power. We are not as concerned with overloading the frontend as we are with certain endpoints that might be single instance legacy apps etc.

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From: Rainer Duffner [rainer at]
Received: Tuesday, 01 Nov 2016, 6:54PM
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Subject: Re: Blocking tens of thousands of IP's

Am 01.11.2016 um 23:43 schrieb Cox, Eric S <eric.cox at<mailto:eric.cox at>>:

Unfortunately much like others have stated, we also don't have the automation at the firewall layer to move as quickly as we would like. So at the moment its not an option.

If you get hammered, even serving the 403-page is actually noticeable traffic.


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