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#154479 29-Oct-2014 13:23
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Hi all,

Just wondering what kind of DDoS Protection an ISP should provide for its customers, in this case residential.

I would have thought that ISPs would have had border protection against DDoS with scrubbers so that their customers don't get bombarded.




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  #1164300 29-Oct-2014 13:32
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Unless you've specifically paid for it I wouldn't expect anything at all for a residential connection. ISPs protecting their network is another issue entirely.





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  #1164306 29-Oct-2014 13:38
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sbiddle: Unless you've specifically paid for it I wouldn't expect anything at all for a residential connection. ISPs protecting their network is another issue entirely.




I got told by Snap technical support that my connection received a DDoS attack and that it was affecting their network.

They also said that if I continued to receive DDoS attacks they would look into suspending or even cancelling my connection.




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  #1164313 29-Oct-2014 13:53
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charsleysa: I got told by Snap technical support that my connection received a DDoS attack and that it was affecting their network.

They also said that if I continued to receive DDoS attacks they would look into suspending or even cancelling my connection.

Curious. You an online gamer?



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  #1164315 29-Oct-2014 13:55
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zaptor:
charsleysa: I got told by Snap technical support that my connection received a DDoS attack and that it was affecting their network.

They also said that if I continued to receive DDoS attacks they would look into suspending or even cancelling my connection.

Curious. You an online gamer?


Yup. Most of the people in my house are gamers.




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  #1164317 29-Oct-2014 13:56
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zaptor:
charsleysa: I got told by Snap technical support that my connection received a DDoS attack and that it was affecting their network.

They also said that if I continued to receive DDoS attacks they would look into suspending or even cancelling my connection.

Curious. You an online gamer?


DDoS attacks against gamers are a pretty common occurrence, it seems many like to annoy other people online.



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  #1164318 29-Oct-2014 14:00
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Looks like you might have to invest in a Gaming optimized DDoS protected VPN...

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  #1164319 29-Oct-2014 14:01
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Have you considered using a VPN service?

 
 
 
 




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  #1164322 29-Oct-2014 14:04
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zaptor: Have you considered using a VPN service?


Didn't think I would need one. It's quite messed up that an ISP which claims that its network is being affected wouldn't have DDoS protection.




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  #1164323 29-Oct-2014 14:06
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Hmmm... guessing if your IP can be determined then you're a console/twitch (server-less hosting) gamer?



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  #1164324 29-Oct-2014 14:07
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zaptor: Hmmm... guessing if your IP can be determined then you're a console/twitch (server-less hosting) gamer?


Nope. Haven't console gamed in a long time, and others in the house don't console game very often. It's mostly PC gaming with dedicated servers.




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  #1164326 29-Oct-2014 14:08
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 Didn't think I would need one. It's quite messed up that an ISP which claims that its network is being affected wouldn't have DDoS protection.


Lots of gamers all around the world have them to protect themselves, it's why they exist. Snap customers are no exception. Change ISPs if you want, you won't have your issues fixed though.

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  #1164327 29-Oct-2014 14:09
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charsleysa:
zaptor: Hmmm... guessing if your IP can be determined then you're a console/twitch (server-less hosting) gamer?


Nope. Haven't console gamed in a long time, and others in the house don't console game very often. It's mostly PC gaming with dedicated servers.

Interesting. How do they determine your IP address?
Unless it's static?

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  #1164329 29-Oct-2014 14:10
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zaptor:
charsleysa:
zaptor: Hmmm... guessing if your IP can be determined then you're a console/twitch (server-less hosting) gamer?


Nope. Haven't console gamed in a long time, and others in the house don't console game very often. It's mostly PC gaming with dedicated servers.

Interesting. How do they determine your IP address?
Unless it's static?


Some games still send P2P data even if the core game is running through a dedicated server.

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  #1164330 29-Oct-2014 14:12
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charsleysa: It's quite messed up that an ISP which claims that its network is being affected wouldn't have DDoS protection.

I think you'll find that no one is really DDoS protected. Well, I guess it depends on your definition of DDoS protection.

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  #1164346 29-Oct-2014 14:34
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theres also the oh so common, abuse steam voice chat P2P feature too.

finding somones ip is simple, tools like LOIC make script kiddies feel powerful... and dont even get me started on the overuse of pingbacks from wordpress...


Ild simply apologize for it happening to snap, see if you can narrow down exactly who in the house encouraged it and see if they cant shed some light.. maybe have a talk with everyone, and suggest they dont bait any sort of attack. Short of that your kinda buggered in terms of options..


a pretty common one i have been seeing recently, is people who get into competitive games, feel there is a player on the other team doing something unfair, and decide to try to "level the field"

its a disgusting habit, but unfortunately is becoming more common.


Im personally linked with a few server communitys out there, at its worst, the huge amounts of bandwidth usage there was really questioning if its even worth continuing..




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