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(HELP)I think someone ddos my server

Posted August 15, 2018 3.2k views
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Hello, I been using my server droplet for http injector. I am getting always connection timed out. I pinged my server, and shows 8400 data of ping. So I am thinking might someone ddos my server with mega of packs of data , is it possible? What I can do now? Can I change it to prevent it? Please I need assistance immediately.

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I have access to ssh normally . Tried apt get update commands, restart squid proxy nothing helped tho

Hey,

did you run top or htop to see the process activity on the box?

That term can describe a bunch of things so you’d have to be more specific (ie links to the specific app).

Oh wow, you probably should wipe the VM and use something like openvpn instead. Or at least uninstall squid. That app is not a good idea at all imo.

    • Edit: this will remove all the information from the VM so be sure to backup everything you may need in the future.

      I believe there is a rebuild option in the Control Panel with which you could load a fresh OS image onto the VM and the VM ip address should remain the same. That is if you’re using DigitalOcean, other providers may have reinstall or reload OS options.

A VPN(Virtual Private Network) will mask your ip address and help you access some region-restricted content, it has a lot more features ofc. Squid kinda does the same but i don’t feel comfortable with it for some reason. Here’s more info about VPNs: https://www.howtogeek.com/133680/htg-explains-what-is-a-vpn/

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