hi there, until 5 mins ago I thought I had setup my server secure and nice, I use mod_security. dos_evasive and other general settings to prevent attacks, but severall minutes ago I almost broke down my own server checking one of my sites for broken links. I used xenu sleuth, set it to 100 parallel threads and told it to go max. 10 links deep. I expected to get a lot of errors because the dos_evasive module should block me after so many events for 10 mins, but no my serevr went crazy: check it out here: http://www.web-designerz.de/serverstats/ traffic broke down, my apache processes maxed out at 80 or so (using a lot of swap memory), my load went to 40-60 and the cpu freaked out. any ideas what to check? my guess is that my mysql database had too many connections and broke down - just a guess though... ###edit### I forgot to mention I only got a 512/256 line at home, so how could I possibly almost kill my server?