I believe the first thing is to determine why and who is DoSing your machine. Usually it takes some kind of 'magnet' to attract such things from happening and I do know that there are random DoS but they are not so common. Sometimes, if you offend someone, they may take revenge. Such as if you are running a game server and you get people who are unhappy because they lose and may seek revenge. Or people you host who feels that they are taken advantaged off or being wronged and thus seeks revenge. Once you know why and who then it would be easier to determine how to block it.
Nullifying the IP would place an immediate stoppage.
Originally posted by webephex theplanet does have 'floodgaurd' although im not sure how effective it is.
"Floodguard" is not a DDoS appliance, its simply a firewall which supposedly rate limits TCP SYN and such. It's moderately effective against low level DDoS, merely as an instrument for keeping the server itself from having to process the connections.
Didn't know much about Floodguard, thanks for the info DeathNova. I thought it was a bit more effective than described, but for the pricing, it makes sense.
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