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webmaster
04-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Hi guys,

The server that GM is on is currently undergoing a denial of service attack, and the site may be inaccessible at times while we wait for the host to stop the attack. Just wanted to let everyone know.

Medsen Fey
04-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Why on earth would anyone want to deny mead to the world? There's little enough of it around anyway. :(

Echostatic
04-27-2011, 05:25 PM
This is obviously the mafia, hired by a big name winery/vineyard to discourage the competition!

wildoates
04-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Shreesh. Why people who are smart enough and knowledgeable enough to do this sort of thing don't use their abilities for positive things is quite beyond me.

webmaster
04-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Its not the site being attacked, it's the entire server, us and however many other sites on this server. It effects us, but we aren't the target, so far as I'm aware.....

THawk
04-27-2011, 10:34 PM
Can't they just filter out the incoming traffic via their firewall? :)

TheAlchemist
04-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Shreesh. Why people who are smart enough and knowledgeable enough to do this sort of thing don't use their abilities for positive things is quite beyond me.

If we had the choice of a "like" button here, I'd like this comment...

Fisher kel Tath
04-28-2011, 12:11 AM
DDoS doesn't take much skill, I mean if ya had ever used the LOIC you'd really see how easy it is...

THawk
04-28-2011, 04:14 AM
Is that just a script kiddie?

But yes, DDoS is basically compromised CPUs flooding the same site -- usually the CPUs have been taken over via a virus or Trojan Horse... usually without the owner's knowledge...

Loadnabox
04-28-2011, 08:30 AM
53 other websites using the same IP

Hosting appears to be softlayer

DDoS attacks suck from a security standpoint

jackdub
04-28-2011, 09:17 AM
DDoS attacks suck from a security standpoint

Yes they do, particularly because of the first 'D' in DDoS (distributed)

It's quite difficult to filter traffic when it is coming from all over the world (obviously via a C&C botnet) and is at first glance seemingly innocuous.