[asterisk-users] Detecting DoS attacks via SIP

Kseniya Blashchuk ksyblast at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 02:47:24 CDT 2017

You can also consider using fail2ban but it's more suitable to block
bruteforce attempts.

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 11:56 PM Patrick Laimbock <patrick at laimbock.com>

> Hi Mike,
> On 15-08-17 21:37, mdiehl wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Lately, I've seen an increase in the number of attacks against my system
> from the so-called "Friendly Scanner."  When one of these script kiddies
> targets my server, all I see for symptoms is a few of my trunks become
> lagged due to server load and a stream of messages on the console that
> resemble this:
> [snip]
> > I have to turn on sip debugging to find out who's hitting me.  However,
> I can't just leave it on because it would kill my logging system.
> >
> > So, how are other people handling this?  Is there an AMI event I want
> watch for?  I watch for PeerStatus, but since there's no actual peer in the
> attack, I don't seem to get an event from AMI.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> You can block sipvicious/friendly scanner in iptables with something like:
> -A INPUT -p udp --dport 5060 -m string --string "friendly-scanner"
> --algo bm -j DROP
> You can also look at xtables with geoip to drop countries (per
> destination port) that should not connect to your Asterisk box. It's a
> big hammer but it works really well.
> Or put a proxy like Kamailio or OpenSIPS in front of the Asterisk box.
> That's what the telco's/service providers do.
> HTH,
> Patrick
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