[bf1942] DoS against port 29900
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Wed Oct 12 19:24:29 EDT 2005
I've had confirmation a fix is in the works. No dates as yet but always good
to know they guys are working on it :)
If its a heavy DDoS the best u can do is null route the target. It is very
very hard to trace these things as ScratchMonkey said.
Steve / K
----- Original Message -----
From: "ScratchMonkey" <ScratchMonkey at MatureAsskickers.net>
>> From the very little research I did on this last night, it sounds like
>> it's theoretically possible for the ISP to block spoofed packets, which
>> would seem to be the best solution all round. Or.. it may be possible to
>> use iptables to rate limit the queries to the port, thus hugely reducing
>> the impact of the flood.. I'll do some more research on this today..
> Rate-limiting is your best bet. Tracking the offender requires cooperating
> routers all the way back to the real source.
> Valve took a different approach: They send back a small packet with a token
> for the initial query. The bigger queries require that token to work. This
> ensures that you know who really sent the big query.
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