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Magmi DDoSing our own site?
mine va

March 2, 2017 - 11:30 am
Member Since: February 11, 2014
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Every time we use Magmi to update or to add any products, it takes our site down.

After informing our hosting that our site is down, they told us “There was a brute force attack happening that was generating very large requests very rapidly.” (and the brute force log shows done by the IP which ran the Magmi.

We are in dedicated server with 16gb RAM. Here is bit more details of the log:

top – 16:07:23 up 52 days, 12:11, 1 user, load average: 52.23, 73.07, 40.91
Tasks: 323 total, 8 running, 312 sleeping, 0 stopped, 3 zombie
Cpu(s): 19.1%us, 1.4%sy, 0.2%ni, 76.3%id, 2.9%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.1%si, 0.1%st
Mem: 16326544k total, 10216644k used, 6109900k free, 815012k buffers
Swap: 1048572k total, 207124k used, 841448k free, 2587356k cached

Has anyone experienced the same? Please help!

Rodney - UE
March 3, 2017 - 11:27 am

Well, it is likely something that would have to be worked out by your host somehow, but then if anyone has any ideas about this here, then someone will possibly reply about it. Neither Matt nor Dave have heard something like this happening as well. It might be good to get back to your host and see how they can work out the setup there.


mine va

March 3, 2017 - 1:12 pm
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Hi Rodney,

It only happens when we run the Magmi, since Magmi is a 3rd-party extension, the host has nothing to do with it.

This is how our Magmi config look like

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(also attached)

Are we ticking unnecessary addons? ANy thoughts?


Dave Furness

March 13, 2017 - 12:05 pm
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Doesn’t look like any unnecessary addons to me.

Like I said when Rodney asked me, neither myself or Matt have ever seen this before. The reason we suggest the host as for a DDoS to be an issue it is causing excess stress on the server. They should be able to pin point what is causing this which might make it clearer to see what the problem is.

Did you ask your hosting provider if they had any more info on what the DDoS was and where it was coming from?


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March 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm
Member Since: September 21, 2014
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We get this, it’s because our I/O setting by our host is set really low to about 1MB per sec.

Dave Furness

March 17, 2017 - 10:51 am
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Thanks for sharing Kevin!

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