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Is Scientology.org down?

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Zinjifar, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    Attempts to browse to http://www.scientology.org or http://www.dianetics.org or http://www.rtc.org fail.

    Even a 'whois' lookup returns nothing, yet, some subdomains, such as http://theology.scientology.org still function.

    A traceroute returns a breakdown immediately following:

    (ge-9-1.hsa1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net ok)

    Strange in any case.

    It's not all that strange that Level3 might have problems, but, even when it does, that usually doesn't affect 'whois'.

    Anyway, wise.org, cchr.org and narconon.org still seem to be up and running, although rtc.org is *also* down....

    Zinj
     
  2. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Weird - why would that be happening?
     
  3. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    too soon to say. Scientology.org finally came up for me. Once. But now, not again. Same with Dianetics.org. Even if a server were down, the 'whois' should show the domain registration, and, the subdomains of a 'down' domain shouldn't come up.

    I dunno. But, it's weird.

    Zinj
     
  4. Emma

    Emma Con te partirĂ² Administrator

    Hackers?
     
  5. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    shouldn't be able to affect crsnic.net and its 'whois' server.

    I dunno. If the domain itself were down, due to a DNS error or lapsed registration, then the *subdomains* like theology.scientology.org shouldn't work either.

    I'm not really technically into this so far, but, whatever's happening seems weird, even for a glitsch.

    Maybe the raids are happening :)

    Zinj
     
  6. namaste

    namaste Silver Meritorious Patron

  7. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    Will pennicillin help once acquired?

    Zinj
     
  8. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Zinj,

    There are several possibilities for temporary lack of response from web servers.

    1. a few of the servers are temporarily down for maintenance, so, low bandwidth

    2. a huge amount of hits due to a recent news story or scandal

    3. a deliberate DDoS attack

    Without specific news reports on this particular item, there is no way of knowing.
     
  9. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    Maybe DM is having a psychotic break....
     
  10. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

  11. Tanstaafl

    Tanstaafl Crusader

    "We are legion" - a CoS critic dramatising BTs - how ironic is that?!

    Where's Jesus when you need him? :melodramatic:
     
  12. Fancy

    Fancy Patron Meritorious

    It is not working now.

    Barb
     
  13. Anondelivers

    Anondelivers Patron

    It goes up and down, they have strong servers...
    Be around 6 PM EST tomorrow and i can assure you that it is down for several hours.
    Its not that easy to fight a multi-billion dollar organization with 0 resources.
     
  14. alex

    alex Gold Meritorious Patron

    Borg?
     
  15. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

  16. Colleen K. Peltomaa

    Colleen K. Peltomaa Silver Meritorious Patron

    How important are those websites to them? Seems sort of a catch 22, the internet, from the viewpoint of CofS execs.
     
  17. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    We'll see what happens on Monday evening - as they have said.
     
  18. alex

    alex Gold Meritorious Patron

    Heres the link one of "them" posted here on esmb earlier...

    http://z15.invisionfree.com/Operation__CoSplay/index.php?act=SC&c=1

    They also plan to plug the toilets in all the orgs with tea bags dosed with sugar and yeast.

    Nastier, they have lists of hideous photos of dead bodies and extreme sex to fax to the orgs.

    And they are calling the media! (sarcasm)

    Personally I think they project some of their own reliance on the 'net, onto scientology, as the sites they target are mostly pr, not the operations of the church.

    The church has its business and email functions on private networks not the web. (and they are not linked in any way)

    What they are doing is using scripts to download all the images from the various sites continuously, thus using all the bandwith.

    It looks like some workaround is in place, as even though the images dont load, the pages and links still function.

    But Hurt the church by making its website unavailable?

    No.

    Just annoy!

    Fun to watch, the enthusiasm of youth attacking what they barely understand.

    alex
     
  19. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    If they weren't idiots, they'd realize how valuable *self-promoted* Scientology is to exposing the less promoted aspects :)

    Zinj
     
  20. MissDorfl

    MissDorfl Patron with Honors

    :drama2:


    Gads, what a hive mentality.
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