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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Advise on firewall

    I'm pretty new in this situation, so pls bear with me.

    1. My Windows2008 server was under 40mb DNS + ECHO attack today, and I was told there isn't workaround solution other than implementing hardware firewall. Is that true?

    2. If this is true, say if I get myself a h/w firewall, I want to make my money worth while protecting the rest of my 15 servers on the same rack (Windows 2003 + 12 Linux servers). Is that possible?

    3. I suppose by theory, this is how it works
    Internet <--> DC Router <--> DC Switch <--> My Firewall <--> My Switch <--> My Server(s)

    Enlight me and if there is better suggestion than this.. as I do not wish my service to be interupted when there are such attack in the future. FYI, this is the second time my Win2008 server under DNS attack.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Any advise on this, anyone?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Hi hbhb,

    If a DDoS saturates your uplink a hardware firewall will not do any good. If you can't afford to pay for the bandwidth the DDoS eat's it's likely that your DC won't host you.

    A hardware firewall can take the load off your servers if it's configured properly and detects the attack.

    You might try a hosting provider that specializes in DDoS protection. (This will be expensive).
    Common sense is not so common.

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