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How can we be sure that we are facing ddos attacks any good command which will make me 100 percent sure that there is ddos attacks on server ?

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While working with different issues, I have seen that many clients complaining about ddos attack on their server. So, I am posting here some useful commands to check and prevent ddos attack.

First of all when you see that your site's or server speed is very slow even though there is not much load on your server, you can guess it might be ddos. Then run 'top' command and see which processes is more, if those are httpd then fire following command
which will show how many active connections your server is currently processing.
netstat -n | grep :80 | wc -l
netstat -n | grep :80 | grep SYN |wc -l

The first command will show the number of active connections that are open to your server. The number of active connections from the first command is going to vary widely but if you are much above 500 you are probably having problems.If the second command is over 100 you are having trouble with a syn attack.

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

That will list the IPs taking the most amounts of connections to a server.

use follwoing command to block a ip with iptables on server


service iptables restart

service iptables save

You can place ip's which you want to block in hosts.deny

vi /etc/hosts.deny

httpd: IP

write and quit


Then KILL all httpd connection and restarted httpd service by using following command

killall -KILL httpd

service httpd startssl


This are all the step to check and prevent ddos on your server.

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