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

David Conrad drc@REDACTED
Sat Oct 25 20:21:30 CEST 2014

On Oct 25, 2014, at 8:57 AM, Brendan McKenna <brendan@REDACTED> wrote:
>> 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.

While true[*], CloudFlare only works for HTTP/HTTPS.


[*]: Full disclosure: I used to work for them and still do occasional consulting for them.

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