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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
« on: January 02, 2016, 05:48:15 PM »
 The million dollar question: What has been up with WTA the past two days?

I know we have these outages occasionally, and that is life, but this one has been a bit longer than usual.  Any ideas?
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    Re: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 05:50:55 PM »
    There's been a big DOS attack on the hosting company.   So it was affecting a large number of sites,  not just this one. 
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    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 05:58:29 PM »
    Okay, for those who don't know, why were they being attacked?
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    « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 06:04:26 PM »
    In a nutshell? Because they can.

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    « Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 06:09:57 PM »
    Probably "For the Lulz" as the kids say.   
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    « Reply #5 on: January 02, 2016, 06:12:11 PM »
    In a nutshell? Because they can.
    So chaos for the sake of chaos?  That's rich.  :banghead

    To think what these types might accomplish if they spent their time constructively...
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    « Reply #6 on: January 02, 2016, 06:40:55 PM »
     >:( Scoundrels...
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 08:13:53 PM »
    It's pretty targeted at our hosting company as their sites in Dallas, London, Singapore, Atlanta, and other locations were affected.


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    « Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »
    Had been trying to log in all day thought I got hit by a ban hammer or something.
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    « Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 09:08:11 PM »
    Okay, for those who don't know, why were they being attacked?

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    « Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 12:28:45 AM »
    Been away for work, didn't realize we had been having troubles. Thought that movie was an odd choice for discussion here...

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    « Reply #11 on: January 03, 2016, 03:04:49 AM »
    Just now is the  first time since new years. I have been able to get on here too.
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    « Reply #12 on: January 03, 2016, 10:43:23 AM »
    I had trouble getting on the site on New Years Day, but didn't give it a second thought when it came back on.
    My website is back! It features over 100 pieces of fan fiction set in the Star Trek, Star Wars and Warhammer 40,000 universes.
    http://thehazugfiles.uk/Index.htm

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    « Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 11:07:23 AM »
    After I left last night could not get back in and had trouble today
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    « Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 11:16:18 AM »
    DoS attacks.  Big one.  I blame the Russians.
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    « Reply #15 on: January 03, 2016, 01:21:34 PM »
    DoS attacks.  Big one.  I blame the Russians.
     :scrutiny

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    « Reply #16 on: January 03, 2016, 09:20:04 PM »
     :scrutiny :facepalm

    I'm sorry, but the gentleman in the White House just isn't that capable.
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    « Reply #17 on: January 03, 2016, 09:23:14 PM »
    You can read some updates here...

    http://status.linode.com/

    If we're bumped offline again, just look there.

    Note that Madogre.com is hosted on this same server, so one will follow the other.


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    « Reply #18 on: September 04, 2016, 12:20:07 AM »
    it seems their at it again. I've been having spotty connections for a bit now.
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    « Reply #19 on: September 04, 2016, 02:00:02 AM »
    Same here  :shocked. It's pretty bad this time. Having difficulty posting.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #20 on: September 04, 2016, 08:34:55 AM »
    We're talking about one of the most tech savvy companies out there... and this attack was savage enough to bring them to their knees for some 20 hours.   
    So this isn't some hacker kid that launched the attack.
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    « Reply #21 on: September 04, 2016, 10:51:28 AM »
    We're talking about one of the most tech savvy companies out there... and this attack was savage enough to bring them to their knees for some 20 hours.   
    So this isn't some hacker kid that launched the attack.

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    « Reply #22 on: September 04, 2016, 02:07:03 PM »
    I blame the communists.
    the NK can't deal with our displays of strong american manliness.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #23 on: September 04, 2016, 02:19:43 PM »
    Linode seems to be having some DoS issues again, but not in Dallas.  I checked and the machine did have some CPU and bandwidth spikes. 

    If I had to guess I'd say it was probably an aggressive search bot consuming all the bandwidth while it crawled the site.  Poorly written search bots can do that.  They're usually Chinese.  Doesn't seem to be happening now though.

    I gave the sever a kick in any case.  Seems ok right now.

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    « Reply #24 on: September 04, 2016, 03:28:56 PM »
    Linode seems to be having some DoS issues again, but not in Dallas.  I checked and the machine did have some CPU and bandwidth spikes. 

    If I had to guess I'd say it was probably an aggressive search bot consuming all the bandwidth while it crawled the site.  Poorly written search bots can do that.  They're usually Chinese.  Doesn't seem to be happening now though.

    I gave the sever a kick in any case.  Seems ok right now.

    Carry on.


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