Limit the simultaneous requests served by the ASP.NET Web API

OWIN middleware to apply limits to an OWIN pipeline:

  • Max bandwidth
  • Max concurrent requests
  • Connection timeout
  • Max query string
  • Max request content length
  • Max url length
  • Min response delay

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How can I report a person attempting to hack me?

There are a number of laws regarding hacking a computer you don’t have authorization to hack, the CFAA in the USA, the CMA in Great Britain, the CHM in Australia, and the list goes on. All of which make it illegal to do what you want to do, and in some cases have pretty strict penalties for even the smallest of actions.

The term most often used to describe what you’re talking about is Hacking Back. It’s part of the Offensive Countermeasures movement that’s gaining traction lately. Some really smart people are putting their heart and soul into figuring out how we, as an industry, should be doing this. There are lots of things you can do, but unless you’re a nation-state, or have orders and a contract from a nation-state your options are severely limited.

There’s always an “Abuse” email address on the whois of a netblock for reporting misuse of an IP address.

You can use http://whois.domaintools.com/ to do a whois lookup to get the address.

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If you are using WordPress, use Wordfence! They are really good!

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Domain Names and Search Engine Ranking

Does the length of your website’s domain name registration affect search engine optimization and results?

Should you renew your domain name for a long period of time? And if so, how long is long enough? If you want to stay ahead of your competition, then you might consider looking at the length of time your competitors have registered their domain names. If your competitors have generally renewed their domain names for one or two years, you might consider registering your domain name for 5 or 10 years. While putting off your domain name’s expiration date might help your search engine rankings, keep in mind that this may be only a small victory when it comes to search engine rankings. Continue reading “Domain Names and Search Engine Ranking”

Choosing Windows Web Hosting

Windows Azure and Server 2012+ Web hosting provides web hosting on Windows operating system platform.

Microsoft Corporation provides host based software operating system for servers. Windows Azure web hosting programs are considered to be easy to cope with, reliable and inexpensive.
The simplicity of the Windows Azure is what stands out with Cloud API and other applications. Windows provides its users with friendly, familiar environment that is easy to work with. Today as so much work has been done by developers it’s very easy to administrate your site with using Windows/ Server Side operating system. The Windows Azure platform is also reliable.  Continue reading “Choosing Windows Web Hosting”

Free and Cheap—Web Space Options for the Thrifty At Heart

There are some good deals on the internet concerning web space and hosting but you have to look to find the best deals. You should also consider how long a provider has been in business.

Finding free web space on the Internet is simple. All you have to do is use a simple Web search (Google, AltaVista or Yahoo) and the results should bring back options for free web space. There are many individuals and businesses looking for a place to put their website without having to pay for the service. These free services can provide anywhere from 5MB to 10GB of online web space for hosting your web site. Continue reading “Free and Cheap—Web Space Options for the Thrifty At Heart”

The Nuts and Bolts of UNIX Hosting

UNIX hosting involves a machine configured on a UNIX platform which is a multi-user computer operating system designed primarily for servers and advanced users. UNIX provides the base operating system architecture for many open source companies, such as Solaris (Sun Microsystems), Linux (GNU), and others. In regards to web hosting, choosing the UNIX web hosting alternative has its advantages and disadvantages.

UNIX has been around for years and it was the language of choice for midframe computer users. Windows actually copied the UNIX file naming convention technique when they created Microsoft Windows. Continue reading “The Nuts and Bolts of UNIX Hosting”

What Is A Domain Name?

A domain is a name that identifies IP addresses on the internet. The domain name Yahoo.com represents about fifteen (15) IP addresses. Domain names are used to identify Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.gohome.com/index.html, the domain name is gohome.com.

You register a domain name by registering with a domain name services registrar. The domain name industry is regulated and overseen by ICANN, which is an organization responsible for providing standards and procedures for certifying companies as domain name registrars. Continue reading “What Is A Domain Name?”