Jul 30 2008

[Linux] Installing automatic protection from DoS and DDoS attacks to your server

Category: Articles,Linux administrationFractalizeR @ 3:11 pm

During several months server I was responsible for was under DDoS attack, that almost flooded it. Due to lacking Linux skills, I almost lost my hope in protecting it by myself and started to think about paying some specialist to protect my server.

But suddenly, I found a miraculos and VERY easy to install and use solutuons I want to share with you today.

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Jul 23 2008

[Linux] Using netstat and iptables to manually detect and blacklist DOSers

Category: Articles,Linux administrationFractalizeR @ 8:35 pm

If you suspect, that your server is flooded, the first thing you need to do is to issue the following command:
netstat -ntu | awk ‘{print $5}’ | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr

This will show you IP addresses  (second column) and the total number of connections from each (first one). If you see, that you have too many connections from some IP address, you can block it by issueing the following command:

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Jul 21 2008

[VBulletin] FractalizeR’s Editor Toolbar Controls Framework – first glance

Category: Articles,VBulletinFractalizeR @ 11:54 am

Writting VBulletin addons, especially those, related to BBCodes extending, I always had difficulties with adding BBCode buttons to editor toolbar. Standard way is too limited: you cannot select which editor to add buttons to, you cannot choose to what line to add these buttons, you cannot create a new toolbar for them… Adding buttons to AJAX-produced editor windows causes troubles… You are TOO limited…

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Jul 01 2008

VBulletin: [Russian] Transliteration button for all forum editors!

Category: PortfolioFractalizeR @ 6:28 pm

Information

Button to transliterate latin transliterated messages into normal russian is added to ALL editor windows.

  • Status: free
  • Customer: none
  • Platform/language: PHP, VBulletin

 

Features

Note: this hack is useful for Russians only.

  • No template modification needed!
  • Button is added to ALL editors including even Private messages editor
  • Button position is fully customizable
  • Option to skip text inside specific BBCodes on transliteration (by default PHP, CODE and HTML)
  • Undo is supported for transliteration