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    Default DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    I think i am clear enough
    I have ZA, but the flood is constant and i cannot use properly my internet. I am not using a router, just ZA, win7 64

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    In few words.... you can't. To be clearer depending on the size of the DDOS not even a router or any other firewall will be able to protect you. Is just a matter of how large is your bandswitch linked to your ability to drop the unsolicited calls.

    Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask for changing your IP or explain your problem and ask for help.

    See also discussion here.

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    So if I block the IPs that are ddosing me locally that wont help ? We are talking about ~10 IPs
    What should I tell to the ISP when asking help? Request to block them ?

    Also if I put router with decent FW will it mitigate the attacks?

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    No it wont help.

    You only stop the attack from reaching the PC but the traffic still hits your router thus the ISP connection suffers.

    Its like closing and locking your front door but someone can still stand in front of the door and bang on it. They just don't get in but block other people from leaving or entering.

    This is an issue only your ISP can resolve. ZA has and is doing its job what it was designed to do. It cant stop someone from trying to attack you.


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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    Ffs, I am not complaining of ZA, i have just asked how to protect myself

    Other question(last) - is there complitely no way to protect myself, because my ISP told me that this is my problem(wtf?)? Something to mitigate the attacks ?
    I logged the IPs mostly used for the attacks

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    Not really... are you on a fixed IP or dynamic? I guess on fixed. Ask your ISP to change it... if your are on dynamic then you may have issues on your system (e.g. malware infections).

    ISP will not help? Honestly I would change ISP... since you basically cannot use anymore their service.

    Also try for a while not to use any P2P, IRC and such networks that can be the source of the problem.

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    Well, my IP changes everytime I connect, also I know the source of the attack, but i cannot avoid since it's my work
    Also when i turned of FW i was completely flooded, then with FW i was flooded, but i still got access to internet. Seems that it helped.
    That's why i am asking about further mitigation

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    Default Re: DDos attacks, how to protect myself

    Quote Originally Posted by 2good4u View Post
    Well, my IP changes everytime I connect, also I know the source of the attack, but i cannot avoid since it's my work
    Also when i turned of FW i was completely flooded, then with FW i was flooded, but i still got access to internet. Seems that it helped.
    That's why i am asking about further mitigation
    Uhhm, how the attackers know your IP if you change it everytime? Weird... no, no mitigation if you can't stop allowing the attackers to know your IP and ISP cannot block those IPs since you are on a dymamic setup and they understandbly don't want to block them for all users.

    Move to a fixed IP and choose an ISPs that can offer DDOS support (blocking IPs to reach you). This cost money....

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