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Author Topic: Is DC attacked again?  (Read 202 times)

Tuxman

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Is DC attacked again?
« on: December 25, 2018, 10:20 PM »
A lot of server errors lately, incl. 50x...?  :huh:

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Re: Is DC attacked again?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 01:42 AM »
@Tuxman: You should report these through the proper channels.

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Re: Is DC attacked again?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 03:57 AM »
Well, looking at the max. number of visitors on the 25th and Cloudflare 'checking your browser' message when first accessing the site, I can only conclude the same as tuxman did, but obviously, Cloudflare is doing its job as a loadbalancer, though that might throw some 50x's in the process  :up:

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Re: Is DC attacked again?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 04:27 AM »
Yes, most likely.
DC was repeatedly down for few minutes since yesterday 25 dec 2018, as per Uptime robot, I use.

Also noting lots of spam messages in my rss feed, which are deleted by moderator.

So concluding some short of spam attack is there.

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Anand

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Re: Is DC attacked again?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 06:54 AM »
Yep, someone decided a nice gift to us would be to test our attack defenses again  :mad:

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Re: Is DC attacked again? - "No subject filled in"
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 03:55 PM »
Well, I had been noting a huge amount of spam in my RSS feed ever since the new website was launched - spam had occurred before, but to a much lesser extent. And there seemed to have been some even more excessive bursts of spam over the last couple of weeks.
But this latest Cloudflare checking:
Checking your browser before accessing donationcoder.com.
This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.

Please allow up to 5 seconds…

DDoS protection by Cloudflare
Ray ID: 48f6b9a437629529
- seems to be a really great innovation as it tells you "No subject was filled in" and expunges the content of your typed responses when you click the Preview button.
Hmm...which is a rather effective automatic censorship system, come to think of it.

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Re: Is DC attacked again?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 05:44 PM »
Gave $10 of my DonationCredits to the server! Hold strong server!
If I do it more than 2 times I want to automate it in C#!