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I am interested in running my own node, but does the software offer DDoS protection in any way? Should I do this at the network layer? What best practices are common here?

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No there is no build in DDoS protection.

In my opinion, you have two options:

  1. External Software like https://github.com/jgmdev/ddos-deflate
  2. You could whitelist your neighbours with iptables.
  • Ok, thank you. I hope that one day the node software becomes a "one click" thing where it just works and does everything for you without having to worry about DDoS, finding neighbours, etc. – Muppet Dec 1 '17 at 21:29
  • I'm pretty sure as IOTA grows and more devs become interested, there will be lots of community driven projects like that. – Sune Dec 4 '17 at 3:05
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    If you go whitelist there's no access point for wallets.... – Helmar Dec 4 '17 at 7:18

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