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August 5th 2019 outages

August 5th 2019 outages

posted on #1
Dick Supporter
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Just to leave a public notion:
We've seen some server outages yesterday which turned out to be caused by a so called "ddos"-attack (basically, some folks felt like overloading the wikiloops servers with gazillions of requests at once, it's a common way to attack a webserver).
As a security measure, some IP ranges had to be blocked from access to wikiloops - should you experience trouble visiting wikiloops using a VPN, that may be connected to that newly installed protection.
Thanks to those who reported in, and your patience while the issue was investigated and eventually fixed.
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posted on #2
Shi Supporter
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Joined: Feb 3, 2013
Thank you for letting us know Dick :) There were problems here yesterday and last night, but things seem to have improved :)
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posted on #3
wjl Supporter
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Joined: Feb 14, 2018
This smelled of DDOS, yes. Thanks for the explanation, and for the counter-measures Chief :)
posted on #4
magirtiko
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Thank you Dick :)

Can we help you by adopting some particular behavior during navigation?

Cheers :)
posted on #5
jussef63
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Anything to help this great site, thanks for letting us know
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