Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: VPS Protection

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    LA, CA
    Posts
    1,059

    VPS Protection

    Are IP tables and Virtuozzo firewall enough protection for a VPS? Should I install more stuff? I already have chroot kit and BFD.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Posts
    142
    Firewall, good passwords, chkrootkit, denyhosts is what I recommend. Chkrootkit will make sure that you don't get any rootkits. Denyhosts will get rid of those annoying mindless idiots who keep trying to bruteforce your VPS. Make sure everything has a good password, and, *NEVER* leave the default password. If you are paranoid, you could firewall MySQL as well (so only localhost can connect to it). Also, I've used mod_security before, and, it might help as well. That's all I can think of.
    Nick Devito
    Atarack Communications, Inc - Xen-based VPS Services

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    LA, CA
    Posts
    1,059
    Ok, thanks. Is there a way to prevent DDos?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Coimbra, Portugal
    Posts
    236
    Quote Originally Posted by klarth
    Ok, thanks. Is there a way to prevent DDos?
    A server with 1Gbit port can handle and mitigate DoS attacks up to 1Gbit although, if the attack goes bigger there is nothing you can do and your host will charge you the inbound traffic reaching your VPS.

    The best solution should be a DDoS protection network:
    Capacity to stop 1GBit+ attacks
    Don't use your server/vps resources
    Don't charge you for extra traffic from DoS/DDoS attacks


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    LA, CA
    Posts
    1,059
    Ok, thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    6,601
    Maybe also don't have things that would be DDOS'ed in the first place (though a lot easier said than done)_
    Russ Foster - Industry Curmudgeon

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    India
    Posts
    152
    Quote Originally Posted by klarth
    Ok, thanks. Is there a way to prevent DDos?
    These days ddos are getting too large, sometimes even more then 10 gbps, we have had such ddos attacks on our vps server, but if your hosting company/datacentre has good filtering and technology with lots of bandwidht it can be filtered.

    So basically it all depends on the datacentre/company where your vps server/host is hosted.

    greets

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •