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Preventing Ddos Attacks


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Well from an "actual" ddos attack there is no protection, from a "dos" attack there is and TCH can protect you.


A dos or Denial of Service attack comes from one IP at a time, and TCH can block these with a simple firewall rule. A ddos or Distributed Denial of Service attack is another story, it comes from hundreds or even thousands of different IP's and they are difficult to identify.


The average user will probably never have to worry about a ddos, but large companies do.

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I'm planning on making a site that may be prone to ddos due to the nature of the industry.. nothing illegal tho

If your site is responsible for causing a DoS or DDoS attack on the server you will be terminated.


From the Acceptable Use Policy



You are responsible for any misuse of your account, even if the inappropriate activity was committed by a friend, family member, guest, visitor or employee. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your account. In addition, you may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server.


Denial of Services, DDoS, Smurf and other service attacks started against your web site will effect the entire population of the Totalchoice Network, therefore your site will be subject to immediate termination of your account.

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I'm planning on making a site that may be prone to ddos due to the nature of the industry..


Hmmm, as a concerned user with a possible account on a shared server which I maybe sharing with you...could you explain a little more please.


If "your site" is attacked by a ddos then everyone else on your server feels the same affects, they are down along with you. If TCH cannot stop the ddos by normal methods they will take down your site by removing the DNS pointing to the shared server thus bringing up the other sites but yours will be gone. Some of us will still be angry that we were down for an extended time.


So. Please be aware that if you are aware that this "may" happen, be prepared for the consequences...upset users and a canceled account.

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