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Shovelhead

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FYI
Keep seeing server timeout errors when trying to access OCDO.
A few times the page has loaded correctly, others piecemeal, others 505 error.
 

TFred

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It's problematic posting a status report on a website for which the status report applies, but for those who might think to check here, and might be able to see this...

The host of the site has been undergoing a massive worldwide DDoS attack since the day after Christmas. Thousands of websites have been affected. No indication has been provided regarding the source or motive behind it, but it amounts to economic terrorism, if not an outright act of war, and IMHO, the full force of the US Military should be used to prosecute those persons and facilities behind it. If a few of these punks ended up dead one morning, I'm betting these kinds of things would stop.

TFred

http://status.linode.com/
 

color of law

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Still at 8 a.m. e.s.t. the site is still running slow. Could not get on during the night. I'm starting to have withdrawals. Doctor Grape what should I do??????
 

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It's problematic posting a status report on a website for which the status report applies, but for those who might think to check here, and might be able to see this...

The host of the site has been undergoing a massive worldwide DDoS attack since the day after Christmas. Thousands of websites have been affected. No indication has been provided regarding the source or motive behind it, but it amounts to economic terrorism, if not an outright act of war, and IMHO, the full force of the US Military should be used to prosecute those persons and facilities behind it. If a few of these punks ended up dead one morning, I'm betting these kinds of things would stop.

TFred

http://status.linode.com/
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The fedgov and military already find/invent too many pretexts to go to war, ratchet up the national debt, enrich military suppliers, and so forth. Let us please not suggest another avenue (boulevard!) to them.
 

color of law

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stealthyeliminator

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The host of the site has been undergoing a massive worldwide DDoS attack since the day after Christmas. Thousands of websites have been affected. No indication has been provided regarding the source or motive behind it, but it amounts to economic terrorism, if not an outright act of war, and IMHO, the full force of the US Military should be used to prosecute those persons and facilities behind it. If a few of these punks ended up dead one morning, I'm betting these kinds of things would stop.
Holy ****. Using buzzwords to justify homicide, even full scale war. That's not what we need OCers to be spouting to the world.
 

davidmcbeth

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Someone uploaded a pic of Rose O'Donnell .. now the interweb is broke.

Site is on/off for the last day .... patience patience
 

drsysadmin

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Apparently these datacenters need network engineers who know what they are doing. DDOS attacks have been around for over a decade, and proper network design along with good router configs along with intrusion detection/mitigation tools can easily make these attacks moot.
 

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Wowwie!!!

Apparently these datacenters need network engineers who know what they are doing. DDOS attacks have been around for over a decade, and proper network design along with good router configs along with intrusion detection/mitigation tools can easily make these attacks moot.
These attacks are world wide, carried out by the best most powerful spy grade hackers.
It is not some pimply faced kid in a basement.
The best of the worlds IT guys from all over are fighting this attack,
but then,, maybe you could give them some help!
 

Shovelhead

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OPM can't secure my freaking PII on a Clearance Application, and server farm managers can't prevent attacks....

I'm goin' OFF the grid......... LOL!
 

rightwinglibertarian

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I'm not sure I buy this. I used several proxy servers that should have meant different servers were being used. I should have gotten through on one of them
 

stealthyeliminator

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Your concept of TCP is faulty to the extreme, just a bit worse than the other poster above.
He didn't express a concept of TCP, I hardly see how you could conclude he has a faulty concept of it. One needn't even know what "TCP" stands for to know how to use a proxy server. Nor would an understanding of TCP be necessary to understand why using a proxy server would not bypass the issue. The problem can fairly easily be explained in layman's terms. Go ahead if you're willing... Let's see your explanation of the issue so that we may all be educated. Extra points if you can somehow legitimately tie in an explanation of the "concept of TCP." :)
 

John Pierce

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status.opencarry.org

In the future you will be able to visit http://status.opencarry.org/ in order to get up to the minutes updates when there are technical issues with the site.

Thanks for your patience.


John
 

TFred

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The fedgov and military already find/invent too many pretexts to go to war, ratchet up the national debt, enrich military suppliers, and so forth. Let us please not suggest another avenue (boulevard!) to them.
It's easy to point fingers when you have no stake in the game. These attacks are every bit as costly as iron and TNT on infrastructure targets, and in many ways even more so. How does bending over, and paying absurd ransom demands to electronic terrorists help anyone in the long run? As others have posted, this is not Billy and Joe down in mommy's basement with a FiOS connection, this is tens or even hundreds of thousands of compromised computers all around the world at the command of organized crime and terrorists in the 21st century.

I stand by my post: If a few of these suckers wake up dead one morning, courtesy of our Seal Team 6 type folks, it will stop. Thousands of websites were affected by this attack, it has nothing to do with the subject of this one in particular.

TFred
 
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TFred

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Apparently these datacenters need network engineers who know what they are doing. DDOS attacks have been around for over a decade, and proper network design along with good router configs along with intrusion detection/mitigation tools can easily make these attacks moot.
I have to thank you. The absurdity of your post was quite amusing, and gave me a nice chuckle.

TFred
 

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Holy ****. Using buzzwords to justify homicide, even full scale war. That's not what we need OCers to be spouting to the world.
Today it was a web hosting network. Tomorrow it might be the electric grid for the eastern 1/3 of the United States and Canada. Do you have any idea how little difference there is in the efforts needed to take one down over the other?

TFred
 

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In the future you will be able to visit http://status.opencarry.org/ in order to get up to the minutes updates when there are technical issues with the site.

Thanks for your patience.


John

Jan 2, 2016
Linode DDOS Attack

OpenCarry.org is hosted by Linode's Atlanta data center which has been the subject of an intense DDOS attack since Christmas. We have seen slowdowns and downtime since then. Linode is working to correct the issue.
 
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