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Old 09-30-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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bandwidth skyrocketed who dunnit?

I am trying to help a friend who had a problem on his server this month, he get hit by the
colo for this huge upsurge in bandwidth. He is running a slackware server. this is kind of the blind leading the blind immediately we think of being zombied and I know he got hit with one fairly lame DoS hack attempt he also host several domains of his friends some of them get a decent amount traffic. Is there something quick to look at that shows where all the bandwidth went last month. He cant afford this bandwidth, and unless somebody is really suckind down the music files it might be stolen. and if it is the guy with the music downloads how do we cap him. sorry such a newbee.
Old 09-30-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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If you are using apache and you have the access logs then you should be able to compile a list of file sizes from there.
Old 09-30-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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so it looks like I get to write a bash script

I was hoping someone might already have one. and that assumes the bandwidth
was sucked out through the webserver. thankx.
Old 09-30-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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Get a firewall. Smoothwall has an IDS, firewall, dns server and will run on a Celeron 650 very well. You only have to remember one thing:

Make sure you have only one CD drive in the machine you are installing to.

Smoothwall works
Old 10-01-2005, 01:07 AM   #5
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He has iptable is not that a firewall


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