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Our forum is under attack...and our host won't do anything except tell us that our load is too high and that they might turn off our account.

But, we've already turned off the forum...the only load is a note that says it's down for html...nothing.

In a very short amount of time it has has over 300,000 page requests for the same three pages.

Is there anything on my side (since I don't run the server) that I can do to stop this or prevent it...etc?

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Jan 5, 2007

I just toke a Virtual dedicated server based on linux-vserver technology with 512Mo of ram burstable to 3 Go, to host my ipb active forum (20,000 registred members ~80 simultalinous)..

the probleme is the vds can't handle the forum due to bad memory Usage..

Look at the memstat output :


root@xxxxxx:/etc/init.d# memstat
676k: PID 2303 (/dev/zero)
436k: PID 2308 (/lib/tls/
11956k: PID 4215 (/SYSV00000000)
244k: PID 4234 (/usr/lib/
34500k: PID 4280 (/lib/tls/
252k: PID 4287 (/lib/tls/
396k: PID 4527 (/usr/lib/
264k: PID 4529 (/lib/tls/
392k: PID 4558 (/usr/lib/
264k: PID 4563 (/lib/tls/
236k: PID 4569 (/usr/lib/
3560k: PID 4714 (/lib/tls/
3556k: PID 4791 (/lib/tls/
3476k: PID 4792 (/lib/tls/
3588k: PID 4793 (/lib/tls/
3468k: PID 4794 (/lib/tls/
3564k: PID 4795 (/lib/tls/
3620k: PID 4796 (/lib/tls/
3472k: PID 4797 (/lib/tls/
3468k: PID 4819 (/lib/tls/
460k: PID 5064 (/lib/tls/
248k: PID 5087 (/lib/tls/
248k: PID 5090 (/lib/tls/
8532k: PID 6351 (/SYSV00000000)
320k: PID 7933 (/usr/lib/gconv/
307124k: PID 7969 (/lib/tls/
240k: PID 7970 (/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive)
980k: PID 12506 (/lib/tls/
752k: PID 13316 (/lib/tls/
664k: PID 17042 (/dev/zero)
404k: PID 17195 (/lib/tls/
3328k: PID 24943 (/SYSV00000000)
12248k: PID 25310 (/SYSV00000000)
11128k: PID 25311 (/SYSV00000000)
11772k: PID 25312 (/SYSV00000000)
11072k: PID 25313 (/SYSV00000000)
12028k: PID 25314 (/SYSV00000000)
12028k: PID 25316 (/SYSV00000000)
11688k: PID 25317 (/SYSV00000000)
12340k: PID 25318 (/SYSV00000000)
11224k: PID 25319 (/SYSV00000000)
11796k: PID 25320 (/SYSV00000000)
11548k: PID 25322 (/SYSV00000000)
12012k: PID 25323 (/SYSV00000000)
11736k: PID 25324 (/SYSV00000000)
11440k: PID 25325 (/SYSV00000000)
11540k: PID 25326 (/SYSV00000000)
9344k: PID 25327 (/SYSV00000000)
11164k: PID 25328 (/SYSV00000000)
12080k: PID 25329 (/SYSV00000000)
10136k: PID 25330 (/SYSV00000000)
12084k: PID 25331 (/SYSV00000000)
396k: PID 32054 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32055 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32073 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32074 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32075 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32076 (/lib/tls/
428k: PID 32077 (/lib/tls/
396k: PID 32087 (/usr/lib/
268k: PID 32090 (/lib/tls/
396k: PID 32140 (/usr/lib/
264k: PID 32142 (/lib/tls/
724k: /SYSV00000000 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 25313 25314 25316 ...
1280k: /dev/zero 17042
1280k: /dev/zero 17042
1280k: /dev/zero 2303
1280k: /dev/zero 2303
68k: /usr/lib/courier/authlib/authdaemond.mysql 32055 32073 32074 32075...
612k: /bin/bash 7933 17195
64k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 2531...
1644k: /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive 7933 7970 17195
1124k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 25313 ...
12k: /lib/ 2303 13316 17042
8k: /lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 25313 253...
8k: /usr/bin/logger 7970
248k: /lib/ 7933 17195
20k: /lib/ 2303 4215 4234 4527 4558 4569 6351 13316 170...
32k: /lib/ 2303 4215 5064 5090 6351 13316 17042 24943 253...
28k: /lib/ 2303 4215 4287 5064 6351 7969 13316 17042 24...
12k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
12k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
8k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
4k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
8k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
44k: /lib/security/ 2303 17042
12k: /sbin/portmap 4287
28k: /sbin/syslogd 4234
408k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 25...
80k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 2...
136k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 2531...
416k: /usr/lib/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25312 25313 25...
1008k: /usr/lib/i686/cmov/ 2303 2308 4215 4280 4714 479...
196k: /usr/lib/i686/cmov/ 4215 4714 4791 4792 4793 4794 4...
12k: /usr/lib/perl/5.8.4/auto/Cwd/ 4215 6351 24943 25310 25311 25...
68k: /usr/lib/ 2303 2308 4215 5064 6351 7969 13316 17042 2...

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