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If DDos "consumes" the targeted computer's resources responding to all the 'hello"s...doesnt it take up all the attacker's resources as well to do the attack?

I've assumed so, yes.
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The cyber-attacks made recently against several record labels and others in response to SOPA, were those DDos attacks?
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Sometimes they hack websites and change the web pages, other times yes, they DDoS targets to render the servers useless. and another point, a DoS attack is just a single attacker, while DDoS is "Distributed Denial of Service" so they are many attackers, so they are able to attack larger servers with more bandwidth/power.
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in recent times the current tool of script kiddy choce is either hoic or loic (high/low orbit ion cannon) these are just syn flooders that are realy innefiant, they could by much more effective. IE slow laurell or R attack

As for ddos protecion im afraid theres not much, you can contact your isp and ask them to hep by blocking the attackers iup before it gets to you but thats about it
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in recent times the current tool of script kiddy choce is either hoic or loic (high/low orbit ion cannon) these are just syn flooders that are realy innefiant, they could by much more effective. IE slow laurell or R attack
As for ddos protecion im afraid theres not much, you can contact your isp and ask them to hep by blocking the attackers iup before it gets to you but thats about it

This, to a point. Ask your ISP to help you out. Your experience will vary as some ISPs don't allow residential customers to host any sort of server on their lines.


The other thing you can do depends on your router. If your router is capable enough, you can limit the amount of concurrent connections that will be answered within a given time frame. This is a double edge sword. It will keep your server up and running just fine, but it can cause issues with legit players having some difficulty logging in.
    
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This, to a point. Ask your ISP to help you out. Your experience will vary as some ISPs don't allow residential customers to host any sort of server on their lines.
The other thing you can do depends on your router. If your router is capable enough, you can limit the amount of concurrent connections that will be answered within a given time frame. This is a double edge sword. It will keep your server up and running just fine, but it can cause issues with legit players having some difficulty logging in.

If you have a router it may block anonymous ping requests. My router has the option and it is selected: Belkin N750DB
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Yup but that only blocks icmp like ping packets or whats the time packets.

And depending on what your router does with these it could be worse off, ie some routers send back a lovley little message saying no go away to let you know that there is actualy something on the other end heh
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Hey whats up..

Yes, there are measures you can take to stop DOS attacks in their tracks. The hard reality is home grade routers do not offer the type of protection your asking about. All Cisco routers, PIX firewalls and ASA appliances support "TCP Intercept"l. I'm sure Sonic Wall, Adtran, and Juniper have a variation as well too..

You can read up on the technology..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/sec_data_plane/configuration/guide/sec_cfg_tcp_intercpt.html

Good news, All of the 800 series SOHO routers support 12.4 releases, so for $30 (cheap 831) to $1000 (891) you can kill two birds with one stone. That is, learn a cool technology and defeat your DOS issues..
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Just null route the requests
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