Posts by Matthew Prince

The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet

Published on by Matthew Prince.

The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it

Load Balancing without Load Balancers

Published on by Matthew Prince.

CloudFlare had an hour-long outage this last weekend. Thankfully, outages like this have been a relatively rare occurance for our service. This is in spite of hundreds of thousands of customers, the enormous volume of legitimate traffic they generate, and the barrage of large denial of service attacks we are