Recently we had to get some DDOS protection for our website because of the large attacks we were seeing after getting a bit of popularity.
We handed over our domain and hosting information to our DDOS protection provider. It worked perfectly but I have a question.
On our DNS records we have the Host and Answer and Type.
The host has our domain name there. The answer is this:
And when I copy and paste it into my browser it gives me a 404 error. But our website still loads and functions as it should. I don't understand why it would need this?
I asked them about this and they said it is a method for DDOS protection and the other IPs are the reverse proxy (the other IPs give a 404 error too). Can anyone expand on this more please.
How does all this tie in together and make the internet browser know where to point the person with all these reverse proxies and stuff I don't understand.
Here is an image for reference: