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From Herman Verkade <Herman.Verk...@iqware.co.uk>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] URGENT: Getting hammered by an adsl user...logs growing...
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2002 10:05:23 GMT
Phone the belgian ISP and tell them to pull the plug on their user....?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zac Stevens [mailto:zts@cryptocracy.com]
> Sent: 27 August 2002 10:51
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] URGENT: Getting hammered by an adsl
> user...logs growing...
> 
> 
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 05:43:02AM -0400, Ian M. Evans wrote:
> > >Or use some for of log rotation?
> > 
> > We already have log rotation in place. But we're not 
> talking about a usual
> > circumstance here. We're talking about some idiot pounding 
> our server 15
> > times a second for the last four hours. Our logs are 
> growing a meg every few
> > minutes...we're on a shared server...our host's support 
> site is down...and
> > I'm really really tired at 5:41 in the morning.
> 
> Well sure, but how much disk space do you have to work with?
> Is setting up a 15-minute log rotation going to be "good enough" ?
> 
> With no disrespect intended, you don't appear to be able to block the
> traffic (firewall) or filter the logs being written 
> (mod_log_config), so
> about the best you can do at this point is minimise the harm 
> being done and
> try to get a couple of hours sleep before hassling your 
> service provider.
> 
> There really aren't many other options to suggest given the level of
> control you have over the environment.
> 
> 
> Zac
> 
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