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Downtime 19 November

Post by whisk.e.rebellion » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:53 pm

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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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by Dawgboy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:09 pm

Nice job, guys.
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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by slannesh » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:13 pm

Good on ya for the quick turnaround. Thanks for the diligent monitoring!
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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by TacAir » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:40 pm

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

Thank you.
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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by lowjohn19 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:42 pm

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

Thank you.
Agreed, thanks guys.

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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by Paladin1 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:46 pm

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

Post by Neddog » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:47 pm

Welcome back! :D
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Re: Downtime 19 November

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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by lowjohn19 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:16 pm

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

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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by crypto » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:20 pm

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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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by swordofthebreeze » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:50 pm

Thanks for the hard work guys!
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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:55 pm

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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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by airballrad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:47 am

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/del ... tes-stored

Internet Explorer:

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

Chrome:

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/an ... swer=95647

Safari:

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

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Re: Downtime 19 November

Post by Gingerbread Man » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 am

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