Site downtime yesterday

Apologies to everyone for the site downtime we had yesterday, as well as the slowness of the site this week. We've been under a massive DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack that appears to have originated from Russia. We've taken several steps to mitigate the attack and made some changes to prevent this from happening again in the future. One company I'll give a shout out to is CloudFlare.com. They have an easy to use system and terrific prices, as in free. Smiling

Anyway, we're trying to get the speed back to normal; I think we're almost there.

John

Distributed? Definitely

Distributed? Definitely pre-medicated. CloudFlare seems like a great concept.

Good work, John!

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MicOnTheNorthShore

MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:

Distributed? Definitely pre-medicated. CloudFlare seems like a great concept.

Good work, John!

VERY distributed. It was MASSIVE. In terms of scope and persistence it easily rivaled anything Anonymous could have orchestrated during the Arab Spring and Cablegate. That the site was up at all (at any time) yesterday is a testament to John's technical prowess.

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