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nginx vs slowloris

nginx vs slowloris

Posted Jul 4, 2009 17:18 UTC (Sat) by gvy (guest, #11981)
In reply to: All modern OSes offer alternative by khim
Parent article: Apache attacked by a "slow loris"

Vitya, is running nginx + apache-1.3 and it's rather depressed by slowloris in my tests. Could you please elaborate on how to cook things up so as to protect dynamic paths? I could only come up with proxying stuff for at least some fixed minimal timeout (which is not an option for lots of pages) and googling 'nginx slowloris' doesn't yield anything particularly useful to me.

PS: nginx is really an excellent static httpd/reverse proxy, anyone running moderately busy site should consider looking into it. Could drop apache instance numbers an order of magnitude, together with RAM occupied by those.

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