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

Gokhan Boranalp kunthar@REDACTED
Sat Oct 25 00:26:06 CEST 2014


You have no choice for this kind of attack [1].
Even Erlang can not help for this magnitude.
Please consider solving DDOS separately by using different techniques.
i think nor Erlang neither any other languages has nothing to do with
it directly.

[1] http://blog.cloudflare.com/technical-details-behind-a-400gbps-ntp-amplification-ddos-attack/
[2] https://www.cloudflare.com/

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Rainer Hansen <rainer.hansen@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Rainer
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