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How Robust Is A Site Against A Ddos Attack?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ejrussell, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    Without launching an actual attack is there a way to see how robust a site is against an attack? For example some sites use services of companies like this

    http://www.blockdos.net

    Is there a way to see how much bandwidth a site will accomodate without going down. Perhaps estimate without actually having an attack in place?
     
  2. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    bump bump bump
     
  3. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    For the $5 of hosting that you are using, any DDOS attack will brink your site down
     
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  5. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I read about an exploit that attacks processor time, not the actual bandwidth. The effect would be that every single ping ties up processor time for up to 2 minutes making it possible for a single user, on a single machine, to put down a network.

    Erm, normally though, I would think that your host can give an estimate on how much traffic it can accommodate. You could then calculate how much data is in one ping request, how many pings one machine can send a second and how many pings it would take to exceed the host bandwidth limit.
    As you can imagine it takes a bit more effort to take down Google than for instance savethetiger.com. Also, Google would normally have better defence mechanisms than a small website.

    But, I didn't really look into it, perhaps someone else can give you a better answer. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012