Question

Blackhole after DDOS. Need to disable.

Posted April 2, 2020 399 views
Networking

Hi Team,

I have a droplet running a game server (Counter-Strike 1.6) and it is experiencing frequent DDOS attacks that lead to Digital Ocean automatically blackholing the droplet and makes it off-network for hours before it can be accessed again.

I have tried a few combinations of ip-tables, however, I haven’t been able to stop the attacks.

I understand that this is done as a proactive step to make sure other droplets in the datacenter are not compromised, however this is a huge inconvenience.

Is there a way blackholing can be stopped for this droplet?
The DDOS attack lasts about a few minutes, however, the droplet goes off-network for hours which makes the server down for hours.

1 comment
  • Hi friend,
    Im hosting cs 1.6 server on digital ocean for more than 3 years and from past week im also facing the same issue. Its been more than 4 days digital ocean keeps suspending network of the droplet and server goes down because of no network. All my servers are literally off for around 12-15 hours daily because of it. And its totally useless and waste of money if digital ocean keeps doing that. Im already annoyed and pissed by it because I have DDOS Protection by CloudFlare and its still they suspending the network. 1 week servers are down and is waste of money. i mailed them twice today and im still waiting for their reply! I hope they provide good solution and stop this.
    -SeRious_SaM
    SeRious-GaminG Community Asia

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