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Peck
08-19-2004, 03:26 AM
Was I the only person who couldn't get on here all day?

Jose Slaughter
08-19-2004, 03:43 AM
Nope

I was on around 3 on Tuesday afternoon.

I tried when I got home from work about 6, without any luck. As late as 1:30 Wednesday morning I was still not able to get in.

Nice to be back.

able
08-19-2004, 03:56 AM
Hmm I was on here at midnight my time, i.e. 6 PM your time, so no idea, what i DO know is the following:

Due to a "brute force" hack attempt from a cn IP my router kicked in on his safety procedure and shut down the routing at 5 AM my time.
This means that for 3.5 hours all my servers were unreachable.
I have restored services at 8.30 after being made aware of the downage at 8 am.

The attempt(s) started at 11.45 PM my time.

There can always be "other" routing problems, elsewhere :D but that was not mine. (My logs show everything working fine at midnight and me and others logging into several servers.)

I am sorry for the "unreachable" status, and apologies for the "down-time".

However attacks on our core-router (edge-router) are something I can not prevent and not solve with alternative hardware, the downing of the so called "BGP" protocol stops all routing and thus all attempts but only kicks in if bruteforce attempts last for more then 4 hours.

I am not so big that I can have multiple lines on multiple routers, though I do have alternative routing options coming in later this month.

and yes: we do have two different uplinks, of which one is routed "off-site" but that is only for "emergency" services at the moment .

again; I am sorry, hope we didn't miss anything important.

hrmph, the one night in the year I go to bed before 3 am this happens :(

Jose Slaughter
08-19-2004, 04:06 AM
..... hope we didn't miss anything important.




:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

It's August 19th! the next important event is that it turns into August 20th.

able
08-19-2004, 04:10 AM
well we can always accept joel's hosting offer, he says that's more "stable" then my services.

that at least would prevent us missing all the important things that happen atm.

Lord Helmet
08-19-2004, 07:11 AM
I thought my computer was messed up:laugh:Anyway I'm glad to be able to get back on here.I don't know what I would do if PD was shutdown for good.

Hicks
08-19-2004, 08:23 AM
Do you know who attempted this "brute force" hack attack? Is that something where you can tell where it comes from? Just curious as to who would do that. Like, was it targeted at your entire server(s), or just PD and it happened to take everything else too?

Fool
08-19-2004, 08:47 AM
Damn those Sacramento fans! ;)

BigMac
08-19-2004, 08:51 AM
well we can always accept joel's hosting offer, he says that's more "stable" then my services.

that at least would prevent us missing all the important things that happen atm.

You've got to be joking?

The hacking stuff is not your fault. I'm glad you have a shut down system to protect the site. If you were serious about changing hosts from you, Able, if I have a vote I vote NO!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Hicks
08-19-2004, 08:53 AM
Exactly. No way do I want to move anywhere. No way.

able
08-19-2004, 09:29 AM
Yes i knows where it is/was coming from, no it was not meant for PD, no the server PD is on was not a target, it was targettede at my core(border) router which i thought I explained here:


Due to a "brute force" hack attempt from a cn IP my router kicked in on his safety procedure

cn ip = Asia/China which does NOT mean that it originated from there, though likely, but that machine(s) there were used for it.

there is a difference in hacking routers and servers, jjust think what you can do with a border router :) you can screw up complete parts of the net and the international routing.
far more fun then one server :D

PHC Fan
08-19-2004, 10:38 AM
Exactly. No way do I want to move anywhere. No way.

Just like an unwanted house guest. We're here for the long haul!!!!

MSA2CF
08-19-2004, 05:10 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

That's what I was trying to tell everyone this past season. :coach:

Lord Helmet
08-19-2004, 06:22 PM
Its great to be back.Yesterday morning I got on with ease.About 6 in the morning and then I got off.I tried to get on at about 4:30 and it kept saying "Web Page could not be found".I swear I think I tried to get on like 20 times and I got the same answer.I thought Able or Hicks was upgrading PD and I missed a "notice PD will be shut down for upgrades thread"Glad t be back hope that don't happen again.:dance::mango::dance: