I got a server with FloodGuard protection at ServerMatrix for almost 2 months now.
Guess what, I got DOS'ed!
FloodGuard doesn't work
- What a waste of money, I paid FloodGuard for 2 months now and IT IS USELESS!!!
- ServerMatrix Security Team is being unhelpful! Nullrouted my server almost 24hrs, and they are still working on something else! (Guys, if you are reading this, please update my tickets!)
Apf firewall doesn't work
Kiss firewall doesn't work
- Not working at all, what's the point of installing them?
mod_dosevasive doesn't work
- After installed mod_dosevasive, all website are inaccessible, so I had to uninstall it.
I agree, flood gaurd is useless. Have been attacked, and of course my server went down. SM actually took the server down, and did not put it up for 8+ hours. I still love SM network wise however their supposed security team is horrible.
This specific attack was from a legit IP (one) IP of about 55mbit sustained. They pulled my server. I had to go as far as contacting the hosting company in which this attack was coming from. They ended up pulling the attacking server off their racks. All was well, SM plugged it back in and couldnt explain why flood gaurd did not work, or as to why they wouldnt just null-route the IP getting hit. Or block the single attacking IP. Luckily this server was brand new, had nothing worth while on it.
if floodgaurd is located somewhere before traffic hits your box I see no reason why servermatrix cant filter out that attack, if its udp, filter out udp, in your case it was a very easy attack to stop just 1 source ip address.