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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How can I secure my apache server from DoS attack ?
Date Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:09:49 GMT

On 23 Jun 2009, at 13:25, Neelesh Gurjar wrote:

> MaxClients 150

So slowloris only needs to make 150 connections to tie up your server!

A simple raise to, say, 1500, would prevent a single slowloris machine
bringing you down[1].  Though of course you're still vulnerable to DDoS:
for that you might want to raise it higher and use traffic management.

[1] for any of the machines I've tried it on -

Nick Kew

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