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VideoLan was the target of a recent DDoS attack with more than 200 requests per second hitting their systems at 30Gbps.

VideoLan developer Ludovic Fauvet (@etixxx) created a unique visualization from log files usign Logstalgia, showing the perpetual battle between server and requests during a DDoS attack.

The pattern of the attack was identified and the VLAN team was able to identify a common user agent and configured Nginx to fend off the requests. Even at its peak of 400 requests a second their systems were still running.