Cleanternet – for a cleaner and safer Internet

For two or three weeks now someone seems to dislike me. It happens from time to time that during the night, about 1.30 a.m., my webserver got hit by a sync dDoS. Maybe it’s someone specific, maybe it’s just a random botnet. Anyway, the result is the same: the service is no longer available.

For this problem there exists mod_qos, which was mentioned in the last LinuxMagazin issue (German). Ok, so I download mod_qos, followed the instructions and built the module with “apxs2 -ci mod_qos.c“. When I’ve enabled mod_qos I get the following error:

mod_qos, requires OpenSSL, compile Apache using “–enable-ssl”

Which is quite interesting, because the Apache2 runs a HTTPS site as well. So, some sort of SSL should be available and mod_ssl is loaded as well. Anyway, I added mod_gnutls as well, but no change: it still reports the above error.

System is Debian Lenny and Apache2 is version 2.2.9-10+lenny7.

Any tipps, hints, pointers or advices, please? 🙂

After “apt-get install apache2-threaded-dev libgnutls-dev libssl-dev” mod_qos was loaded successfully and hopefully will prevent me from suffering of another dDoS. Sometimes the solution is so simple… 😉


3 thoughts on “Cleanternet – for a cleaner and safer Internet

  1. What irony, calling for a cleaner safer Internet using Flash of all things!

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    The Cleanternet was just “featured” this Sunday in the morning by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak in their NoAgenda Podcast #194 –

    (49:45 – 50:45)


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