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#30177 05/25/01 07:42 AM
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Does anybody know why the site was down so long? Was it a DDoS attack, or something less sinister? I could scarcely believe my luck when coming back just now and seeing no new posts, after nearly 12 hours away.


#30178 05/25/01 08:34 AM
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Last night? I have no idea. I just know that that, combined with my brother annoying me, made me very mad.

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#30179 05/25/01 09:59 AM
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The server must have been down. My finger twitched on the refresh button for about 15 mins and the site appeared. Let us just drink and be merry for tomorrow Cable & Wireless may collapse.


#30180 05/25/01 10:33 AM
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I'm glad, in a perverse way, to know it wasn't an idio-Mac attack, she said, twitching & heading in for her fix.


#30181 05/25/01 02:05 PM
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"What's a DDoS ?" she asked displaying, yet once again, her complete lack of knowlege of computer-ese.

Since I didn't check last night I was saved the frustration.
Commiseration to all who tried and were disappointed.


#30182 05/25/01 03:41 PM
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[WARNING: lay person's definition follows]

DDoS = distributed denial of service. It is an internet attack on a website, comprised of sending requests/queries to the site in such volumn and speed as to tie up the resources of the server, thus denying service to legimate users. The "distributed" part comes from the hacker's use of others' computers as dummies to make the requests.


#30183 05/25/01 05:50 PM
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Last night? I have no idea. I just know that that, combined with my brother annoying me, made me very mad.

If it's any consolation, your brother annoys me, too.


#30184 05/25/01 05:56 PM
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Thanks.

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#30185 05/25/01 05:59 PM
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I was on when it went down around 4 last evening. It never threw me off, but I couldn't move around either. It was still down when I finished teaching last night. At first I thought it was something in our system because all our applications were running slow.

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#30186 05/26/01 03:05 AM
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What makes everyone think it was an attack? Servers do funny things for all sorts of reasons. They were (up until yesterday ) the bane of my existence. Well, one of the banes, shall we say? Has someone talked to someone who works with the AWAD servers?



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