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Old 11-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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what happened

WOW what happened to the site ? I cant log in and when I do get here I have to relog in ? Is there some sort of DOS attack in the works ?
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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Yea, the site was down all morning (eastern time). I can finally log in again now. I believe Aaron posted something about a failing hard drive on an old server that was also under a DOS attack against a different hosted site.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:55 PM   #3
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Those suck there is no real cure for DOS attack ,other than manual banning
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Here is the thread that explains what went on.
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Note the two issues are not related other than just timming. The DOS in no way caused the read/write issues on the drive. That was a physcial failure. The DOS attack has been taken care of with a much more agressive and automated firewall/script scanning system that I put into place on the new server load.
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I know this is an all volunteer thing, and you're looking at reworking the site anyway, but can I say I was a little disappointed that the trufelsite/googlerank issue wasn't taken care of when this maintenance was being done? It's nice that you've put in a stronger firewall to protect YOUR servers, but it's getting a little tiresome hitting the "stop" button to kill that script before it hogs up all my memory. Let alone the folks that don't have up to date anti-virus that have gotten bit by it.

Don't take this the wrong way - this site is one of the best ones I've found out there. But this issue has been around for quite a while, and folks will only have so much patience with it until they just give up and frequent somewhere else.
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