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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Server attacked

    About an hour ago, the Cyburbia server experienced what appeared to be a denial-of-service attack. Someone from Quebec hit us with hundreds of simultaneous connections, slowing the server to a crawl and eventually causing it to crash.

    The person attacking us was a registered Cyburbia user. The IP is now firewalled. I don't know if the DOS attack was intentional.

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    I never trusted that donk. Homeland Security has been notified. Thread threat level down to orange.

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    Ummm what?

    -realizing that I am still completely lost when it comes to how this internet thing really works.
    "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism." - George Washington

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    Before you accuse me of anything, I am no longer in Quebec.

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    Quote Originally posted by jaws View post
    Before you accuse me of anything, I am no longer in Quebec.
    Jaws, it definitely wasn't you. I didn't even know you were once in Quebec.

    Got an email from the user; they were copying pages from the Forums for some unknown reason, and the program they used went out of control, making hundreds of simultaneous http requests. When the MySQL database started to cough up errors, the mail server went nuts sending me an email message for each error, dragging the VPS even further to the brink.

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    Quote Originally posted by jaws View post
    Before you accuse me of anything, I am no longer in Quebec.
    Oh god, please please don't say you've moved to Toronto

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