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Apache DoS Tool - First of a New Wave?

If you are familiar with security issues for Internet servers, you know what a Denial of Service (DoS) attack is, and that there is no absolute defense against DoS attacks.  There are plenty of ways to mitigate the risks.  With just a few mitigating tactics, the biggest threat that remains is usually from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, where it is a game of sheer numbers.


A couple of days ago, I decided to consolidate my online identity around my real name. I had been using the same nickname on the Internet for over a decade, and had built a significant identity around it, but its original meaning was no longer relevant, and having both the nickname and my real name for online identities was reducing the impact of both. I have already changed "nman64" and "n-man" in many places to "patrickwbarnes". I have registered patrickwbarnes.com and redirected n-man.com to it.