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John Pierce

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http://status.opencarry.org/

This service will allow us to communicate with you in the future if there are incidents such as the DDOS attack that our hosting provider has suffered over the last few days.

Thanks!


John
 

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Any idea who was doing it? I was dropping links to the site all over the place the last few days, while debating idiots on the new Texas laws. I hope that wasn't a contributing factor....
 

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No one here was at fault. Linode's data centers around the world have been under sustained and sophisticated attacks for over a week and the outages affected thousands of websites.

There is a lot of speculation as to who did it. Just Google "linode DDOS attack" and read some of the comments.

The good news is that we are back up for now.


John
 

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Been suffering a new malady - computer interuptus. Causes digestive problems, increases the blood pressure, and generally contributes to overt grouchiness. Only respite is shutting down and going to sleep for a spell.
 

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Been suffering a new malady - computer interuptus. Causes digestive problems, increases the blood pressure, and generally contributes to overt grouchiness. Only respite is shutting down and going to sleep for a spell.
Obama did say he was going after guns this year.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3379179/posts

The National Rifle Association doesnt shoot straight when it comes to documenting its lobbying and political activities, filing tax forms for years that were littered with information gaps and apparent falsehoods, a Post review of the filings found

Shots across the bow?

Controlling speech, the dissemination of information and dissent. would help their cause a lot.

Just saying
 

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Networking Security 101: Responding to Attacks

If nations, particularly their media, followed these rules, there would likely be no terrorism at all.

Rule #1: Never let them see you sweat. Doing this only lets the attacker know of his/her/their success. It only serves to further encourage the attacker and others. Instead of providing any details, just post a note somewhere that mentions "temporary service outages."

Rule #2: Never publicly acknowledge the attacker. Doing so only feeds the notoriety which the attacker craves. This thread isn't helping.

Rule #3: Cooperate with the authorities to the maximum extent possible. They can't take the bad guys off the streets without the computer forensics evidence required for lawful prosecution.

Rule #4: Understand that as customers, some network outages are caused by physical breakdowns, others by logic (programming) breakdowns, and still others by cyber terrorists.

Again, drawing attention to their activities in any way, shape, manner, or form only encourages them further.
 

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If nations, particularly their media, followed these rules, there would likely be no terrorism at all.
Rule #1: Never let them see you sweat. Doing this only lets the attacker know of his/her/their success. It only serves to further encourage the attacker and others. Instead of providing any details, just post a note somewhere that mentions "temporary service outages."
Rule #2: Never publicly acknowledge the attacker. Doing so only feeds the notoriety which the attacker craves. This thread isn't helping.
Rule #3: Cooperate with the authorities to the maximum extent possible. They can't take the bad guys off the streets without the computer forensics evidence required for lawful prosecution.
Rule #4: Understand that as customers, some network outages are caused by physical breakdowns, others by logic (programming) breakdowns, and still others by cyber terrorists.
Again, drawing attention to their activities in any way, shape, manner, or form only encourages them further.
was stated when ted turner started his 24 hour news concept. however, the 30+/- shock and awe sound bite the citizens in this society hear, causes your rules to be violated ~ constantly!!

i still smile/chuckle remembering when the foreign (read US) news crews gave money to Teheran's children & male citizens to throw stones at the embassy during the sieges of the 70's so the news crews had something to report.

ipse
 
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