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So why was CFC down (on and off) the last 3 days?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Abaddon, Sep 11, 2011.

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  1. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    :dance: YAY! CFC is BACK! :dance:

    Can you please tell us.. is there anything that can be done to avoid it in future?

    This was the longest/worst down time i've experienced...
     
  2. GenMarshall

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    I've been wondering the same thing, yet were all still in the dark. It only happens during the late afternoon/early prime time hours EDT. It's, to be honest, getting very annoying.
     
  3. Abaddon

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    I don't think this was the usual downage we get.. this has lasted a lot longer, and over consecutive days
     
  4. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    According to our host, it was due to DOS from MSN search bots.

    EDIT: Should be ok now. We have rebooted the servers and banned the MSN bots.
     
  5. GenMarshall

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    Can't they do something to block or prevent the DoS (Or would it be DDoS?) attacks? :confused:

    EDIT:


    Thanks Thunderfall! :D
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

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    My site once went down repeatedly because of annoying searchbots. So I feel the pain.
     
  7. croxis

    croxis Chat room op

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    I know another site that was having massive issues with bing bots as well.
     
  8. Zelig

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    Someone isn't paying their IT staff enough.
     
  9. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    We had a similar problem today for bout four hours, so what it another attack?
     
  10. MjM

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    Yeah, every night at midnight PST, it goes down for about 2+ hours. Is that normal?
     
  11. GenMarshall

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    Normally the site goes down at around 3:00 am EDT Tuesday and Thursday (or was it Friday) mornings for backups. Normally it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete it's cycle. IMO, Two hours is just abnormally too long.
     
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    Ok, it just happened again with the server is too busy message for about a half an hour :mad:.
     
  13. Maniacal

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    Someone has a little too much time on their hands I'd wager :mischief:
     
  15. GenMarshall

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    The forums's server has been going busy three times (My POV) today. What is going on? Are we suffering some sort of DoS attack?

    Edit: And it happened again not to long ago!
     
  16. aimeeandbeatles

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    It's been pretty ridiculous on my end too.
     
  17. Zelig

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    I would get fired if the servers I administer were down this often.
     
  18. useless

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    It's terrible, It's happened repeatedly today.
     
  19. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    TF forget to pay the bills?
     
  20. Lord Baal

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    I couldn't get on yesterday at all. Haven't noticed any problems today. Yet.
     
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