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

Dmytro Lytovchenko dmytro.lytovchenko@REDACTED
Sat Oct 25 07:49:38 CEST 2014

One way to handle a DDOS is to soak it with far superior infrastrusture, in
simple words -- throw money at it and scale until DDOS becomes a regular
load which is possible to handle.Erlang can scale your (well designed) app
on as many servers as DDOS requires until you run out of money paying for
AWS or other cloud hosting, or until DDOS is absorbed fully.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Rainer Hansen <rainer.hansen@REDACTED>

> 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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