I bought server hardware and shipped it to a datacenter (colo)
My current server has been fully setup and secured, and this will be going down in about a week. I need to transfer all my security settings to the new box, as well as implement the old security settings into the new one. I had a firewall called shorewall on the box, I'd like that plus the other mods like mod_security and mod_evasion to be setup on the other box.
My previous server had some basic scripts for adding and banning ips via iptables, so when I typed addips in ssh, it'd open up a text file, and I would put one ip per line, and then save it, and type blockips and it would block each IP via iptables. Will these be easy for you to transfer over?
I have cpanel/whm on both boxes, so I guess I can transfer my 2-3 sites via that.. so please have experience with WHM/CPANEL, as it's pretty much the only thing I use.
I have had issues with ddos..
I am looking for a system admin who has a LOT of experience with ddos mitigation. Please let me know what your experience with linux is. I really hope to get someone who loves what he does, and is willing to help me later down the road if whatever he does to mitigate the attaack somehow fails, and I need his services again. (I don't want to be charged an arm and a leg each time I am attacked!)
I am hoping to somehow automate the banning of attacking IPs, and not affect legit traffic, without having to manually ban IPs.
The attackers were hitting the httpd port(80), so it wasn't reaching mod_security or mod_evasion apparently.. so I had to login to the box and manually ban the attacking ips.
Price is definitely an important factor I cannot spend too much on this, the box is pretty secure as is, just need this one ddos issue taken care of. I run Cent OS, with cPanel and WHM installed.
Please be fluent in english, and it'd be nice to be able to contact via skype or phone if needed. I need someone that is easy to contact, and who will get back to me promptly if I need something in the future. Please let me know what hours you are available online and how easy it will be to contact you if needed.
I am looking to create an ongoing relationship with the person I choose, and would not mind having you 'manage' my server for a monthly fee. I feel that my server will get more attention with someone of GAF rather then going with the hosting provider's management services.
I also might need ffmpeg installed, for video conversion, later down the road, so please let me know if you have experience with this.
Please have experience with apache, and be able to tweak it for high traffic sites, if needed later..