Re: [squid-users] DoS using Squid

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 10:15:37 +0100

Mitesh P Choksi wrote:
> I have faced a problem where a client request to some .mpg and .avi sites
> keeps coming again and again. Something like a person sitting at the other
> end doing a Refresh for a 4 MB file.
> This turns out to eat my incoming bandwidth and rest of the users are
> affected.

I would say this client is using a so called "download accelerator",
intentionally stealing all the bandwidth to make his downloads quicker.

Your tool in defeating this: delay pools, or a good policy of use and
reprimands on abuse.

Henrik Nordström
Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Nov 30 2001 - 02:15:12 MST

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