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Our server just had a blip (you may have noticed :Doh:)


We have rebooted the server and the site appears to be zipping along now.

HOWEVER...

We have got an engineer attending to our server this afternoon so it is likely that he weill do a full power cycle restart of the server. If he does the site will disappear again for about 5 minutes.

Sorry about that but hey, ho, these things happen :ROFLMAO:

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It came up again as a database corrupt error Bryan.

But I guess you know that.



I got.................

"Sorry! This thread is closed!"

And I wanted to ask Bryan where I could get a diamond encrusted waistcoat for me budgie!

No wonder the server blips when hes using his credit card buying one for Arfur:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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Yep I was in the middle of what sort of brain thinks of a Parrot with the DEWaistcoat too ! Database error !
 

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Our server just had a blip (you may have noticed :Doh:)

We have got an engineer attending to our server this afternoon so it is likely that he weill do a full power cycle restart of the server.

Bryan
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Jims buying 4 new AA batteries,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wow the expense he goes to.

Hope the engineers wearing bike clips on his troosers, we dont want them getting caught in the bike chain:shout:
 

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Sorry Funsters.. Our server is literally under attack. Every couple of hours we are getting massive network traffic hits which cripples us. When this happens we have absolutely no admin access so we are a bit helpless. We may well lose the site a few more times whilst we figure out how to stop the attacks.

Thanks for your patience
 

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These graphics show the network traffic we are receiving. Where our normal traffic results in a load of around 50K, we took 2 hits of over 6MB a second yesterday, and one of 8mbs this morning:Eeek: Why we should be attacked like this is beyond me, I am still not sure what is really going on and I have no idea what people gain from this crap:Angry:

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Jim

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:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:::bigsmile: Lets hope that not too many funsters had an early night. watch out for a baby boom among motorhome owners in the new year:Eeek:
 
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Is there any way of knowing where these hits are coming from Jim, or indeed any way of blocking them ? :Angry:

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Well property ladder was really good last night. :winky:

I thought I was sad for the ammount of time I spent on computers.
But why would someone attack a server? :Blush:

What is there to be gained?
:whatthe:
And are they aware I had a high score on Crypt Raider when they attacked?:ROFLMAO:

Please explain someone.
 

Road Runner

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I thought Bryan had pulled the plug after some had teased him & his Parrot:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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But why would someone attack a server? :Blush:
Basically one of two reasons.

1. Because they enjoy disrupting things. These are similar people to those who vandalise property, spray grafitti and generally cause a nuisance. These people choose targets at random or just set off a type of program which chooses its own target.
2. Because they have a grudge against the organisation they are attacking. They probably realise that their grudge is unjustified but they want to hit back anyway.

Both types of person struggle to resolve their sense of self importance with the knowledge that they are inadequates.

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The Packet Header/Footer should give a clue as to their originator.

I assume there is a firewall in place, the ports used have been logged and the packets have been captured.:thumb:

For example, a site that allows unauthenticated users to request message board traffic may start many database queries for each HTTP request they receive. An attacker can easily send so many requests that the database connection pool will get used up and there will be none left to service legitimate users.

Interesting as the error was database related.
 
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I'd reserve judgment on the "bad guy" until the admins have had a chance to analyze the logs and possibly do some additional investigation. My server was previously "under attack", and it wasn't until I checked the logs and did some additional work that I discovered where the "attacks" were coming from. Merely as an example, I explained it in this prior message.

In my case, it was a "friendly face" who had been a regular forum participant for many years, and there was no malicious intent on his part. One of his PCs had somehow attracted some malware that was causing it to hammer the server, bringing it (the server) to its knees. The guy was cooperative and participated in tests to isolate which of his 4 methods of accessing the forum was at fault. Strangely enough, the guy is a private software developer who's software is distributed to numerous customers, yet he had no idea one of his PCs was infected.
 
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