RedEye9 wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 20:33:
DDOS protection costs money. So does maintaining and running the servers.
Let's strip out the monetary side for a moment and deal with the technical side of it:
DDoS protection is a business cost at this point in life. It's something you build into your network much the same way you would protection against the usual script kiddie tricks like port scans, brute force attacks, etc. If you're not running your own DC, then whomever you're buying bandwidth from probably has it in place as well to protect all their customers, not just one. In my experience, it's almost all from the Script Kiddie Trinity: Russia, China, and India. Region block those three right out of the gate at the Class A level. Then you mop up the stragglers. A competent network team can do that in their sleep.
I doubt there are actual "servers" involved. As in a whole bare metal instance dedicated to this one thing. VMs I would believe. But at this point, if your population is low enough, you could probably containerize the instance and it would just be one container amidst a vast fleet of containers. It would be a blip in your orchestration.
But on the other hand, what it lacks in hardware costs is made up in manpower and I would wager it was "Bob spends 5 hours a week babysitting this problem child. Surely Bob has better things to do. Kill it."
Then you add the monetary side of it back in and Bob's salary is more than whatever income is being generated by this X year old game.
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