Archive for July, 2013

Lots of New Documentation (for Enterprise and OpenLiteSpeed)

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Over the past few weeks we’ve been adding many new articles to OpenLiteSpeed’s documentation. (more…)

The OpenLiteSpeed Features Keep Coming: WebSocket Proxy + OCSP Stapling

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

OpenLiteSpeed is giving us the chance to add and test a horde of new features. For 1.2 (which came out today!), we’ve added WebSocket proxies and OCSP stapling. Both of these are exciting features that should speed up the Internet (as soon as they’re widely integrated into the Internet). (more…)

Why Your HTTP Server Can’t Block SYN Floods (And What You Can Do)

Monday, July 1st, 2013

SYN floods are back in vogue. As DDoS-ing becomes more and more of an industry and the resources necessary for an effective attack become more accessible, SYN flooding has become more popular. Unfortunately, LiteSpeed Web Server (or Apache or Nginx or Lighttpd or Cherokee or Jetty or Tomcat or …) can’t help you with SYN floods. Here’s why and what you can do (including signing up for our free anti-DDoS proxy service): (Check our wiki for simple steps to hardening your kernel against SYN floods. Both the wiki and this article are geared toward hardening a Linux kernel only.) (more…)