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ESMB Under DoS attack?

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by PirateAndBum, Jan 25, 2008.

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  1. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    I'm getting tons of 503 errors. Service unavailable (busy)

    Is the board being targeted? :confused2:
  2. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron

    Certainly looks that way.
  3. Peter Schilte

    Peter Schilte Patron with Honors

    Yep, looks like it.
    A few minutes ago:

    Currently Active Users: 4732 (24 members and 4708 guests)

    (Emphasis mine)
  4. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    I think it is real interest.

    There were links put up on Digg for the Jenna Miscavage story, and I think we are being inundated with traffic.

    Not denial of service.

    I think our stats are looking pretty good for this month.
  5. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

  6. George Glass

    George Glass Patron

  7. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    I think ESMB is getting linked on Digg (I found one myself) and other news sites so we are getting lots of guest visitors.

    Currently 4,500 guests!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2008
  8. Mick Wenlock

    Mick Wenlock Admin Emeritus (retired)

    dos attacks are carried out by zombies using ping to keep the server overloaded responding.

    It would not show up as anon guests.
  9. Div6

    Div6 Crusader


    Let us know if you need us hamsters to hit the paypal button for bandwidth costs....
  10. Tanstaafl

    Tanstaafl Crusader


    BTW - the majority of views are on the "We are Anonymous" thread, not Jenna's.

    Seems an unlikely coincidence.
  11. lionheart

    lionheart Gold Meritorious Patron

    Yes Emma let us know if we need to pay for more bandwidth.

    The Digg news item had 13 digs three hours ago and a link to ESMB. Now it is 1216 diggs.

    So it looks like ESMB is becoming part of the news story!
  12. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    Only the logs will say for sure.....maybe somebody cross linked to the TC jack off animated jpg...
  13. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    it's possible it's scatter-effect from 'anon', even likely. Lots of enthusiasm and little 'aim', but, it does point out one of the problems for 'anonymous' groups anyway; that there is no control over *who* plays.

    It'd be typical for the 'Church' to 'join' and try for the counter-productive, such as calls for burning 'churches' down etc, and, of course, DDOS attacks against non-Scientology entities. Just par for the course.

    I mean, the ARSCC (wdne) has always had the same problems; one reason for suspicion towards 'newbies', especially the over-enthusiastic ones.

    If even *we* can't keep out the 'Fred Durks' types, how could 'anonymous', which doesn't even *try*?


  14. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    One possibility might be to shut down 'guest' access for a day or so, enough time to get past the attention span of Columbine-flavor kiddies, and offer a notice that ESMB is being too flooded, and please try back in a day or so...

  15. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron

    One of the threads here is very high on, most of the guests I saw where reading that post (Sabrina's story).
    I think we need more bandwidth. I agree that it is probably not being attacked as machines would not come up as guests.
  16. Ladybird

    Ladybird Silver Meritorious Patron

    I will contribute to a paypal account for ESMB.

  17. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    It's in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. :)

  18. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron

    WOW, you responded before I typed in my question :omg:
  19. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Sure. How about Tuesday evening?

  20. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron

    Will you marry me? :heartflower: :biglove: :smoochy: