Do you guys protect DDOS attack?
I'm with Servint VPS right now and normally i don't get much higher traffic, once I site got attack my site will be down until they stop the attack. Servint wouldn't do anything to stop them, beside turn my site off and wait until the attack is topped.
NOT cool at all.
DDOS attacks are very hard to prevent, and there is no true protection against them. We do have packet flow analyzers which analyzes all traffic coming into our network. Once a DDOS attack is detected, we can see the IP's in which the attacks are coming from. With this we can block out these IP's from contacting our network. This has proved effective for us, but again, there is not a 100% DDOS protection method.
We proactively monitor our networks, and try to prevent these scenarios from occuring.