Apache DoS - is Varnish affected?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jun 19 19:09:14 CEST 2009

In message <4A3BBFE6.7070804 at stillbilde.net>, "Svein Skogen (listmail account)" writes:

>> Systems using "http accept filters" (FreeBSD possibly others) the Varnish
>> (or apache) will never even see these connections in the first place.
>Does this basically mean that in these uncertain times where kiddiots
>DoS (Destroying our Sanity) just for the fun of it, using accf_http
>should go into the checklist for every webserver, or am I reading this

Good question, I don't know how accf_http will handle these attacks.

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