slammed with multiple downloads from one IP

If your web site has been slammed with multiple downloads from one IP causing the web site to slow load due to CPU, memory or network stack, it’s time for an action.

For apache users there is an easy workaround – you need mod_limitipconn module and you are set.

Apache 1.3 and version 2 has a bit different code, thus you will need to download the correct mod_limitipconn module depending on the apache version you are running.

Install this module as usual (DSO or static compile) and setup a Location definition in httpd.conf file.

MaxConnPerIP 3

Will limit 3 connections per IP. All other connections above the previous definition (3) will simply be dropped….


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