This happened just a week ago - a week to the day, in fact.
The pattern so far:
- Sunday 30th March: Hamilton wins in Malaysia
- Monday 31st March: Forum down at around 22:30 GMT
- Sunday 6th April: Hamilton wins in Bahrain
- Monday 7th April: Forum down at around 22:30 GMT
I smell a rat - and I don't mean Niki Lauda!
Covalent wrote: Alienturnedhuman wrote:
The reason I think it is DDOS is that twice during the outage I was able to view one page of the forum (and it wasn't a cached page). This would indicate the server was getting so much traffic it could only answer a small number of the requests, and the times I got a page were the times I was lucky to get a response.
Alienturnedhuman wrote:This to me looks more like someone is doing a DDOS attack on the forum. Has anyone been banned recently with a gripe?
That's actually a good possibility, if the server was shut down I don't think we'd seen the timeout errors which indicates the server was available but too busy to answer.
Yeah me too. And even now the forum is intermittently unresponsive which might mean that it's still under attack on a smaller scale.
If you're right, what chance the source of the attack can be identified and the culprit brought to book? And what can be done to safeguard the forum before Hamilton wins another race?
If it is a DDOS then you can bet it's a disgruntled former forumer. Who else would target a motorsport message board? I suppose it could be some Russian whiz kid honing their skills before mounting an assault on somebody's national security agency, but this just reeks of embittered fanboy!
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