The "connflood" Module

Description

This module throttles excessive connections to the server.

Configuration

To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="connflood">

<connflood>

The <connflood> tag defines settings about how the connflood module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
bootwait Duration 2m (since 3.4)
10s (3.0 to 3.3)
The duration to wait after starting up before connections should be throttled.
maxconns Number None The maximum number of connections to allow before throttling.
period Duration None The duration after which the connection counter is reset.
timeout Duration None The duration to disallow connections for after passing the throttling threshold.
quitmsg Text None The message to quit throttled users with.
Example Usage
<connflood bootwait="2m"
           maxconns="3"
           period="30s"
           timeout="30s"
           quitmsg="Throttled">

<connect>

This module extends the core <connect> tags with the following fields:

Name Type Default Value Description
useconnflood Boolean yes New in v3.9.0! Whether to throttle users in this class when excessive connections are being made to the server.
Example Usage

Disables connection flood throttling for users in the BNC class:

<connect name="BNC"
         ...
         useconnflood="no">