Meet Gatebot - a bot that allows us to sleep

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

In the past, we’ve spoken about how Cloudflare is architected to sustain the largest DDoS attacks. During traffic surges we spread the traffic across a very large number of edge servers. This architecture allows us to avoid having a single choke point because the traffic gets distributed externally across multiple datacenters and internally across multiple servers. We do that by employing Anycast and ECMP. We don't use…

Unmetered Mitigation: DDoS Protection Without Limits

Published on by Matthew Prince.

This is the week of Cloudflare's seventh birthday. It's become a tradition for us to announce a series of products each day of this week and bring major new benefits to our customers. We're beginning with one I'm especially proud of: Unmetered Mitigation. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Vassilis Cloudflare runs one of the largest networks in the world. One of our key services is DDoS mitigation…

The History of Email

Published on by Zack Bloom.

This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog. Eager has now become the new Cloudflare Apps. QWERTYUIOP — Text of the first email ever sent, 1971 The ARPANET (a precursor to the Internet) was created “to help maintain U.S. technological superiority and guard against unforeseen technological advances by potential adversaries,” in other words, to avert the next Sputnik. Its purpose was to allow…

A New API Binding: cloudflare-php

Published on by Junade Ali.

Back in May last year, one of my colleagues blogged about the introduction of our Python binding for the Cloudflare API and drew reference to our other bindings in Go and Node. Today we are complimenting this range by introducing a new official binding, this time in PHP. This binding is available via Packagist as cloudflare/sdk, you can install it using Composer simply by running composer require…

Project Jengo Strikes Its First Targets (and Looks for More)

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Jango Fett by Brickset (Flickr) When Blackbird Tech, a notorious patent troll, sued us earlier this year for patent infringement, we discovered quickly that the folks at Blackbird were engaged in what appeared to be the broad and unsubstantiated assertion of patents -- filing about 115 lawsuits in less than 3 years, and have not yet won a single one of those cases on the merits in court.…