Connection Flood

Mar 8, 2008

I don't know it anymore. Tried everything. I can not reach my server properly. A lot of time time out.

netstat -anp |grep 'tcp|udp' | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n


348 connections from an empty IP? i have tried syn cookies, let the firewall block all ports without results.

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Syn Flood

May 11, 2009

I've been getting a syn flood for the last week or so.

I've pretty much tried everything I could online but have been unsuccessful in stopping them.

I talked to the data center techs and they basically can't put a stop to it either.

Here's a very small portion of my netstat

tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 SYN_RECV -

root@xxx [/]# netstat -nap |grep SYN |wc -l

The IP's change often and it's not possible to narrow it down.

So far the things I have done;

syn cookies enabled

reduced time out
echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_tcp_timeout_syn_recv

echo "150000" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max

installed apf but it slowed down the server to a crawl which made my clients really unhappy so had to remove it.

The bandwidth is constantly staying at 30Mbps with slight bumps here and there but every day around 7pm it drops completely to normal levels and the flood stops. It starts back up around 7 in the morning.

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Jul 28, 2009

We are currently experiencing an SYN Flood attack on our primary production server and are looking for some help in resolving the issue.

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.2-64
SuperMicro X7DBR-E Intel Xeon QuadCore DualProc SATA [2Proc]
Processor Intel Xeon-Clovertown 5320L-QuadCore [1.86GHz]
8GB Memory
@ Softlayer DC in Texas.

Need help within the next hour or two. Please ask any necessary follow up questions and how you might go about resolving the issue (i.e. SYN Cookies, etc.)

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someone decided to attack my webserver and I can't figure out how to block it.

tcp 0 0 localhost:80 SYN_RECV
tcp 0 0 localhost:80 SYN_RECV
tcp 0 0 localhost:80 SYN_RECV

It's literally thousands of those requests overloading apache. The server is fine, the load average is like .8. But none of the website are loading.

We're hosting with ThePlanet, and they're doing a great job at blocking a huge portion of the attack. But we're still getting hit pretty hard. I've got APF installed, and 3 or 4 anti-dos scripts.

Every once in a while a page will load for the websites, I think we've got just under 50 legit connections.

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I already have a good 20 connections by these robots and the connection time shows as 11 minutes... I just browsed to a web gallery page on my site figuring that'd be mildly "intensive" on connections with all the thumbnails and my connections aren't lasting more than one minute.

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The connections are from my server to port 80 of "".

lsof -i :port gives

PHP Code:

# lsof -i :47837
crond     16004 root  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)
udevd     31116 root  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)
yum-updat 31347 root  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)
auditd    31683 root  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)
python    31685 root  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)
ntpd      31715  ntp  269u  IPv4 48880489       TCP> (CLOSE_WAIT)

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I disabled yum on the server. Some days back, i have same problem with another server, server have too many connection to one of the yum respositry IP. The OS is CentOS 5.1

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