Today's Site Downtime Explained (8-12-09)

Discussion in 'Site News' started by SRW, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    The site was down from about 3:05pm PST to 8:06pm PST. Apparently the new webhost got hit with a severe attack. This was a very rare instance and they got the site back up with as little downtime as possible.

    Sorry for any inconvenience. It's just our luck that once we finally seem to have gotten the database issues fixed and the site was running smooth that this happens.
  2. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    no biggie.
  3. Malakai

    Malakai Starter

    Webhost is abit broad - one of the datacenters we use in America was taken offline by someone attacking the connections.
    The whole datacenter had an outage; but as it's rare for a datacenter to go offline this problem shouldn't be likely to reoccur.
  4. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

  5. Malakai

    Malakai Starter

    The Datacenter weren't overly specific; they said there's an exploit in their security system which a person was able to get in threw.
    I am willing to say DDoS seeing as if it was someone trying to be overly malicious and they could get through security - they would start erasing data; which they didn't.
  6. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    My thoughts exactly.

    We had a vulnerability in FPE modules that was allowing anyone with a certain version of Front Page to overwrite customers index pages.

  7. Malakai

    Malakai Starter

    Lol, there is losers out there which spend all of their time looking for exploits in software. They need lives, or girlfriends - whichever is easier to come by.
  8. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Son of a Nut Cracker!

    It's well worth the unfortunate inconvenience with the speed the site is running - AWESOME!
  9. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    Just glad the site is back up and running.
  10. CP26

    CP26 Im Back Mofos

    Hey Were Back Up And Still Standing!!!!
  11. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    I have absolutely no freaking idea what you geeks are saying. I just post NFL Headlines. Keep up the good work!:icon_cheesygrin:
  12. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    some loser tried to break into the server and destroy it
  13. Alcohol_IV

    Alcohol_IV eBattle Champion

    Are we sure they even were able to touch the server? Usually such an attack would be blocked at the gateway or router level.

    Don't use FrontPage. It's that simple.
  14. hermhater

    hermhater Guest

    Believe me if I could get the idiot customers to stop using Front Page I would.

    It's not up to me.
  15. cris80

    cris80 comic relief

    Thanks for the explanation. As a new guy here, I was starting to worry it was me. :icon_twisted:
  16. nastynate184

    nastynate184 Fuck Michigan

    so i don't know if this is the right place for this post or if there is a different thread but it seems that alot of posts and threads that happened last night between 9-10 are gone

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    nevermind on that post i found the explanation in another thread