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    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.
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Why on earth would anyone want to deny mead to the world? There's little enough of it around anyway.
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    This is obviously the mafia, hired by a big name winery/vineyard to discourage the competition!

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    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.

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    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.....
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Can't they just filter out the incoming traffic via their firewall?
    "The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way the loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat and wildlife can co-exist -- if we don't, everyone loses...one day...Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?" - Stephen Robert Irwin (1962 - 2006)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildoates View Post
    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...
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    DDoS doesn't take much skill, I mean if ya had ever used the LOIC you'd really see how easy it is...
    Accumulate as much knowledge as you can about something, and the rest will come through practice.

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    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...
    "The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way the loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat and wildlife can co-exist -- if we don't, everyone loses...one day...Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?" - Stephen Robert Irwin (1962 - 2006)

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    53 other websites using the same IP

    Hosting appears to be softlayer

    DDoS attacks suck from a security standpoint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loadnabox View Post
    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.

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