Incidents
Re: Weird Traffic May 27 2008 06:48PM
Jonathan Adams (keirre adams gmail com)
I've not found the source of the majority of the data, but I have
found a huge amount of weird requests in my apache log, and I'm fairly
certain its http traffic... I may cron of a protocol analysis tool
tonite to see if I can find more. I've run nmap scans, but stupidly
have not used the udp scan as someone else posted... nothing amiss in
the process list...

Theres no changes to my httpd.conf, and I dont see a big hit in my
disk space... dunno... it is a mystery. I'll do some more analysis
and if I find anything Ill post it to the list

On 5/27/08, Pope <elpope (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
> Hey Jonathan,
>
> It might sound obvious, but exactly WHAT KIND OF TRAFFIC is being moved?
>
> I mean, if it's just HTTP traffic, and you've transferred 2.7 GB in one day,
> you should start thinking about what you are hosting. Sounds to me like
> someone planted a file server in there without you noticing; could be?
>
> Find the content being transferred (warez, movies, porn... you can bet) and
> remove it. End of the problem.
>
> Regards
>
>
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Jonathan Adams <keirre.adams (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]>
> wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > I have a leased server I use to host some websites and for the past
> > week I have been getting traffic warnings. The server has been
> > transferring > 1GB of data per day, which is unusually high,
> > especially since I moved my mail to Google Apps. I have noticed a
> > ridiculous amount of attempted proxying attemptes in my logs, but I do
> > not have mod proxy turned on. I suspect my server is on some list. I
> > firewalled off a large number of subnets from China and my traffic
> > dropped for a few days, then this morning, 2735MB transferred in 24
> > hrs.
> >
> > As of right now, I am planning to blackhole all China traffic, since
> > thats where most of this is comming from, along with the occasional
> > traffic from France and other places in Eur. Is this common? If so
> > are there any other remedies?
> >
> > --
> >
> > "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
> > indomitable will." -
> > Mohandas Gandhi
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Pope
> elpope # gmail · com
>
> "You have been down there, Neo. You know that road. You know exactly where
> it ends. And I know that's not where you want to be." [Trinity @ Matrix]

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