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detecting and blocking DoS/DDoS attacks
I recently finished the latest beta release of a tool to detect (and possibly block) DoS/DDoS attacks. There are a few problems that I am trying to resolve, but all in all it seems to work. The tool is released under the GPL (i.e. it is free to use and modify the source code) and is available at:
Any contribution to the code, or functionality tests, will be of great value. Please note that the input is provided by Cisco routers exporting NetFlow data. At the moment, versions 1 and 5 have been tested. Support for version 8 is included, but not tested at all. The tool also allows for the creation of a detector mesh, in order to achieve trace-back in the case of spoofed IP addresses. Another thing to keep in mind is that it is written in C++ (so you will need a C++ compiler), it has been tested on Linux and it needs the GNU CommonC++ library (available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/cplusplus ).
Please understand that this is a beta release, so not everything might work as it should; However, enough testing will lead to a stable release which will help all of us get rid of script kiddies bringing our networks to their knees.
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