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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Poodle » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:40 pm

Thailand usage looks a tad on the heavy side. I know we have a lot of Thai members but ... hang on ...

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Re: DDOS Attack

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 pm

Them goblins be busy, eh. Many thanks for the shrek support!
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:34 pm

I redirect you to The Right Thread for unclassified information.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:58 pm

PixyMisa on Friday USA time wrote:But I can see that it is explicitly targeting this forum, not anything else on the server.

I keep scratching my head and thinking about this.

I cannot think of any current or historical exchange or topic on the forum, that would cause some individual, or a small group, to make this attack. The skeptic girls and boys in the anti-holocaust denial sub-forum, do great debunking work, but there hasn't been any holocaust deniers post here for months. A couple of deniers can run websites and produce videos, but that's the limit of their skill level.

If it were someone from the general public, who generally hated skeptics, then why us, a forum, and not the larger International Skeptic Forum or the Rational Skeptic Forum?

Psychology" "Take that. I did it!"
I'm wondering openly. I would think that anyone, who has made such an effort to attack the forum, would wan't to let us know "I did it". I don't have enough experience with this sort of thing, but I imagine if an individual set up this denial of service against a skeptic forum, then that same person would want need to let us know.

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:01 am

of course, it could be just testing defenses - maybe the forum is similar to the actual target site.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:52 am

Doesn't require a lot of skill to run a DDOS script. Maybe some irate spammer whose accounts got deleted.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Cadmusteeth » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:48 am

It could also be someone doing it for kicks.

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby TJrandom » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:48 am

Maybe one of our nutters, angry that we didn`t lavish praise on their drivel.

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gord » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:59 am

Pyrrho wrote:Nuclear option...we'd have to nuke a lot of countries.

FWIW, this is a crappy chart of the visits per country for the period of Oct 31 through Nov 3.

During that period, we had 38 gigs of traffic. 924,339 hits. Many of those were legitimate. There were 692,118 hits that were "GET HTTP 1.1" and nothing else. I haven't counted the usual attempts to log in to WordPress admin console.

For the entire month of October, there were 3,114,076 hits for a total of 43.18 gigs.

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Looks to me like you could solve a hefty part of the problem just by blocking one country. ;) (The 26% one, *hint hint*.)
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:13 am

Gord wrote:Looks to me like you could solve a hefty part of the problem just by blocking one country. ;) (The 26% one, *hint hint*.)
We could change our name to the "AISF"

(The Almost International Skeptics Forum)
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That would annoy those snobby bastards on that other forum who think their God's gift to skepticism.

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:36 am

Limit to one country and we could call it the National Skeptics Discussion and Posting forum, then sit back and watch hilarity ensue when folks figure out the acronym.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:38 am

Oh yeah I reopened registration. We will see how it goes.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 am

Pyrrho wrote:Oh yeah I reopened registration. We will see how it goes.

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:01 am

What? I haven't owned a dog in 20 years. I'll have to borrow the neighbor's goats.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:12 am

Pyrrho wrote:What? I haven't owned a dog in 20 years. I'll have to borrow the neighbor's goats.

mmmmm, GTO!
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby JO 753 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:47 am

Dr. X, maybe? Took him this long to lern how to do it.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:59 am

Not a chance in hell that he'd do something that despicable. No, we get a lot of spammers, including a lot of attempted hits by this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRumer

We had 327 hits by that during the DDOS period.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby JO 753 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:23 pm

I suspect that haf the memberz here are bots!
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:31 pm

Have you got something against robots?
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JO 753 wrote:I suspect that haf the memberz here are bots!

Way more than half.
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:54 pm

No. I'm not a bigot, MM.

Am I a bot, K? :( It coud all be fake reality! How woud I know otherwize?
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:43 pm

Have a good feel next time you're in the shower.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:34 pm

JO 753 wrote:No. I'm not a bigot, MM.

Am I a bot, K? :( It coud all be fake reality! How woud I know otherwize?

Well, you've never encountered reality before, so it won't be easy.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby OlegTheBatty » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:48 pm

I rejected the bot hypothesis when I counted up how many regular posters can't pass the turing test. It would be a disgrace to the programming industry.
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Postby Pyrrho » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:40 am

JO 753 wrote:No. I'm not a bigot, MM.

Am I a bot, K? :( It coud all be fake reality! How woud I know otherwize?

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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gord » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:24 am

I used to be half bot myself, but I'm feeling much better now.
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Re: DDOS Attack

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:22 am

Gord wrote:I used to be half bot myself, but I'm feeling much better now.

You have to take your bots on the fly.
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