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 Post subject: Downtime 19 November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:53 pm 
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Sorry about the downtime, everyone. We came under a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack and were unreachable while the admin team scrambled to resolve the issue.

Oh, and while we appreciate the email notifications from you all that the site/forum is down, trust me, we knew. Within minutes of the forum going down, I had multiple automated emails from our monitoring service as well as text messages from the other admins. There's no need to let us know the site is down :)

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 Post subject: Re: Downtime 19 November
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Nice job, guys.

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Good on ya for the quick turnaround. Thanks for the diligent monitoring!

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 Post subject: Re: Downtime 19 November
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I, too, would like to add my thanks for the work you do.

Thank you.

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TacAir wrote:
I, too, would like to add my thanks for the work you do.

Thank you.

Agreed, thanks guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Downtime 19 November
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I'm happy that you could get it up. Bravo. :D

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A DDoS attack, you say?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_computers

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Just out of curiosity, was this related to the huge influx of spam over the past couple of days?

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I dont think the two are necessarily related, but there is a common solution on the horizon:

Mass firewall bans for most of eastern europe and asia.

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Thanks for the hard work guys!

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Any ideas if this was a DDoS attack because they could or is some foreign entity trying to subvert the general readiness of our populace?

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For anyone having login problems after the site was brought back from the DDoS attack, they need to delete the zombiehunters.org cookies from their web browser.

Firefox:

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Internet Explorer:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Chrome:

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari:

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5049

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^^^ I've done this and no joy.

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