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XDP in Practice: DDoS Mitigation @Cloudflare



Gilberto Bertin discusses the architecture of Cloudflare’s automatic DDoS mitigation pipeline, the initial packet filtering solution based on Iptables, and why Cloudflare had to introduce userspace offload. Bertin also describes how they switched from a proprietary offload technology to XDP for network stack bypass and how they are using XDP to load balance traffic.


Gilberto Bertin works as a System Engineer at Cloudflare London. After working on variety of technologies like P2P VPNs and userspace TCP/IP stacks, he joined the Cloudflare DDoS team in London to help filter all the bad internet traffic.

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Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Jul 03, 2018