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From Florian Effenberger <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PHP as CGI: Denial of Service?
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:33:46 GMT

> Nevertheless a very good option.  Lets you use the (far more scalable)
> Worker MPM, for instance).

If my users need PHP, it's not an option at all. ;-)

> Loading PHP is the issue.  HelloWorld isn't.

Is PHP this big and fat that it can so easily bog down a server?

> Neither would I.  I recently had some attacks on my server, and after
> blocking the first few IPs they came from, I hacked up a mini-module
> to return /robots.txt to the attackers.  But that was something very
> specific: for a more general solution you'd want

I'll have a look at it, thanks, but I always think that this works 
around the problem instead of solving it. :-(


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