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mod_reqtimeout: Minimum value for request header timeout

 
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Apr '18 18:14    Post subject: mod_reqtimeout: Minimum value for request header timeout Reply with quote

Hi,

I am using apache 2.4.25 which is vulnerable for slowhttp DOS attack. So while trying to mitigate this, found that mod_reqtimeout provides a way to specify timeouts.
For example, RequestReadTimeout header=X-Y,MinRate=Z body=X-Y,MinRate=Z. With header time out set to 1 sec i dont see DOS attack.

My questions are,
1. What are the implications of setting a request header timeout as 1 sec? Is it very small number?
2. Is there a better way to overcome slowhttp attack?
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