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Anti-DDoS Protection Tutorial (How to use Cloudflare correctly)
#11
Quote:Now add new A record.

Quote:A direct-connect 127.0.0.1
Then click Add.


Can you explain to me what is direct-connect?
Is this the first box "server ip" second box is "127.0.0.1" ?
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#12
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Well no. What this does is lets say that your server IP is 34.98.23.90 then after you add the direct-connect A record, Ping your site using CMD. It'll display 127.0.0.1 instead of your sites IP. Which means it'll kind of protect your site from Cloudflare Resolvers which are often used to find your sites IP to easily knock your server offline.

How you would add this is go to Cloudflare>Your Domain>Click the round tool option>DNS Setting>Scroll right down>

In the e.g. www field type in direct-connect and for points to put in "127.0.0.1" without the quotes.
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#13
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Thanks SO Much,
this will help block
them Country and IPs.
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#14
CloudFlare won't do anything unless you have a good understanding of how DDoS attacks work, and the ways that hackers use to get past said measures. CloudFlare will speed up your site, but it isn't DDoS protection unless you pay for their fee ($200). It will help mitigate small ones, but if the incoming flood gets large enough, they disable your free service for like a week. Which is reasonable. It is automatic as far as I know, the exact size the incoming flood needs to be, I don't know.
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#15
(10-13-2013, 07:52 AM)Rymax99 Wrote: CloudFlare won't do anything unless you have a good understanding of how DDoS attacks work, and the ways that hackers use to get past said measures. CloudFlare will speed up your site, but it isn't DDoS protection unless you pay for their fee ($200). It will help mitigate small ones, but if the incoming flood gets large enough, they disable your free service for like a week. Which is reasonable. It is automatic as far as I know, the exact size the incoming flood needs to be, I don't know.

Adobe Wrote:I know that there's no way to block all kinds of DDoS attacks but there was various ways to lower their effects or block some of the attacks

The OP already stated pretty much what you said in your post.
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#16
Is anyone using Cloudflare in this way to combat DDoS?

If my main site is example1.com, and my backup site is example2.com, shouldn't there be another step to forward the 1st domain to the 2nd at the registrar for both domains?

Without doing this the 2nd site would be running, but would it wouldn't have the original domain name. Right?
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(12-09-2013, 06:42 PM)BR549 Wrote: Is anyone using Cloudflare in this way to combat DDoS?

If my main site is example1.com, and my backup site is example2.com, shouldn't there be another step to forward the 1st domain to the 2nd at the registrar for both domains?

Without doing this the 2nd site would be running, but would it wouldn't have the original domain name. Right?

Wait, why would you be using 2 domains for one website?
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#18
(12-10-2013, 04:30 AM)Arbaz Wrote: Wait, why would you be using 2 domains for one website?
Trying to wrap my brain around this tutorial.
If site example1 is hosted at host1, and I also have hosting at host2, then by what domain name would I have hosting at host2?
So somehow I can have the same domain name at two different hosts?
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#19
Just chiming in that we also have tips for dealing with a DDoS.

Since this came up...

We do offer limited protection from DDoS protection on a free or Pro plan via I'm Under Attack mode. We only provide guaranteed protection at the Business or Enterprise tier of service.
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(12-10-2013, 04:55 AM)BR549 Wrote:
(12-10-2013, 04:30 AM)Arbaz Wrote: Wait, why would you be using 2 domains for one website?
Trying to wrap my brain around this tutorial.
If site example1 is hosted at host1, and I also have hosting at host2, then by what domain name would I have hosting at host2?
So somehow I can have the same domain name at two different hosts?

You could use the same domain for two different hosts.
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