[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP based systems and DDoS

Rainer Hansen rainer.hansen@REDACTED
Fri Oct 24 19:36:36 CEST 2014


I wonder what are the strengths and weaknesses of Erlang/OTP based
system in genearl regarding DDoS?

It seems that the fine grained processes help Erlang/OTP systems to
handle attack situations better because they can handle more load. I
guess that might not be the only reason. The concept of process
supervision should make Erlang/OTP also better to handle such attacks.

Are there some mechanisms or principles that make Erlang/OTP superior to
systems build in Node.js, PHP or Java?

What are the weak points? Are there best practices to handle them?

Thanks for your help.


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