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From Ruiyuan Jiang <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Attack on my reverse proxy server
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:55:22 GMT
Thanks Matus

Actually we see a lot of POST command from lots different IPs around the world and our site
was took down (very slow).

-----Original Message-----
From: Matus UHLAR - fantomas [] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:05 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Attack on my reverse proxy server

On 12.06.12 00:42, Ruiyuan Jiang wrote:
>We see some attack on our apache reverse proxy server.
> - - [11/Jun/2012:11:30:00 -400] "POST / HTTP/1.0" 301 324
> - - [11/Jun/2012:11:30:00 -400] "POST / HTTP/1.0" 400 226
> - - [11/Jun/2012:11:30:00 -400] "POST / HTTP/1.0" 503 323
>How can we block those activities on the apache server? Thanks.

if your server is accessible from the internet, such attacks _will_ come.
you should make sure that such attacks won't affect its functionality.

you can watch logs for that kind of activities and e.g. block source 
IPs in firewall (a.g. using fail2ban).

There apparently are apache modules that can to something similar 
Matus UHLAR - fantomas, ;
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