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[liberationtech] server admin position for an open-source ddos mitigation project

Dmitri Vitaliev dmitri at
Wed May 9 09:32:46 PDT 2012 is looking for a server administrator for maintenance and
development of the Deflect <> DDoS
mitigation project and participation in's other projects.
We'd like to expand our team with a highly motivated and committed
person, familiar with open source development principles and software.

Tasks include:
- troubleshoot case-by-case distributed HTTP reverse proxy issues
- improve monitoring of hosts and services, eg with nagios
- implement realtime reporting, eg with mrtg-rrd
- improve backup regime
- improve log collection and analysis
- troubleshoot DNS issues
- improve and troubleshoot anti-DDOS measures, eg fail2ban, iptables,
introduce http captchas
- scripted installs of new servers
- administer apache traffic server, e.g. adding new partner sites

Key skills and experience:
- web hosting and/or reverse proxy caching
- CDN or distributed caching, especially HTTP
- Deep understanding/interest of HTTP and/or DNS, and browser -> dns //
browser -> web-server transactions
- Linux sys admin in a distributed environment
- DDoS mitigation
- Good documentation and considerate team skills
- Ability to learn, share, research, implement and document
- Scripting, compiling, regexes
- Comfortable with public key encryption and excellent security practices

This is a full time position but we could consider two part-time roles,
especially if located within the Western European and South East Asian

/Deflect is a robust Web infrastructure that will withstand typical
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Many small human rights
and independent media organisations aren't able protect themselves from
such attacks. The Deflect project provides this service without cost and
without over-extending the client's server resources. Deflect is
designed to be a robust, low cost, non-proprietary and easily
reproducible system to provide protection to multiple websites. The
system is designed to be neutral to different web servers, with some
limitations. The caching component is handled by Apache Traffic Server.

eQuality is a Canadian consultancy firm working on non-profit and open
source principles. eQuality provides digital security and information
management expertise to organised civil society and independent media

/Please send your application and questions to dmitri at

Dmitri Vitaliev
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