PROMOTER SCAN II web page shut down
aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
Tue Aug 27 12:11:44 EST 1996
On 27 Aug 1996 11:05:45 GMT, Cornelius Krasel <krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de> wrote:
>Dan S. Prestridge, Ph.D. (danp at biosci.umn.edu) wrote:
>> The PROMOTER SCAN II web page has been temporarily shut down.
>> An unidentified user at Tokyo University in Japan has written
>> a script to constantly submit sequences to the PROMOTER SCAN
>> web page, causing a constant load on our College computer system
>> and preventing any other users from using the PROMOTER SCAN
>> program. This has gone on now for several days, and the only
>> way we have been able to stop it is to disable the web page.
>Dependent on the http daemon that you are running you should be
>able to block access for that specific domain without killing your
>page as a whole.
You may also wish to consider running the http daemon under xinetd, 4.4BSD
inetd, or binetd. All three of them permit control over the number of
daemon spawns per time-unit (second/minute). Xinetd and binetd also have
built-in host and domain access control rules.
Xinetd is archived at the COAST Security Archive accessible at:
Binetd can be found at:
Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
Department of Oncology email: aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison tel: (608) 262-6697
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