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

Brendan McKenna brendan@REDACTED
Sat Oct 25 17:57:28 CEST 2014


On 25/10/14 06:49, Dmytro Lytovchenko wrote:
> 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.

	An alternative to that would be to use a distributed caching service 
like CloudFlare, who handle DDOS attacks as part of their normal 
business and let them worry about it.  At large scales, it's probably 
cheaper than trying to scale out your infrastructure on your own.


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