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DoS Attack: ACK Scan, what is this and how to stop it?

By skpjhnsn ·
"DoS Attack: ACK Scan" and "DoS Attack: RST Scan"
I have been getting a denial of service from DoS Attack, I am getting frustrated from loss of access to the internet. I would like to learn what DoS Attack is, and know how to stop this from happening?

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Here's a couple of links to articles here at TR that might prove helpful...

1. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/ddos-attack-methods-and-how-to-prevent-or-mitigate-them/8523
2. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/detect-and-mitigate-a-ddos-attack-against-your-dns-server/6528

3 (a bit older, but may have background information)http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/detect-and-mitigate-a-ddos-attack-against-your-dns-server/6528

4 (even older, but still good for an introduction to the issue, though
geared to older Linux servers)
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/dealing-with-denial-of-service-attacks-in-linux/1047763

5. A newer article, good read... http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/attacked-by-anonymous-how-to-defend-against-a-denial-of-service/7622

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