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DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« on: April 10, 2012, 09:10:27 pm »
Omnimaga has experienced unscheduled downtime from approximately 10:40 PM yesterday to 2:45 PM today. It was caused by a direct denial of service (DDoS) attack on his VPS by hundreds of IP addresses. Although we have no clue about who and where this attack originated from, Omnimaga should hopefully be functional again now, aside from timezone issues.

UPDATE (April 12th 2012) To clarify on the other downtime that happened the day after this got fixed, it was yet another DDoS attack.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 02:01:38 am by DJ_O »

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Re: DDoS attack
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 09:15:18 pm »
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Re: DDoS attack
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 09:16:09 pm »
So that's why Netham wasn't responding.
I wonder who did it and why.
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Re: DDoS attack
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 09:25:41 pm »
Well netham45 not responding was possibly due to him being out of town. I doubt the DDoS attack had any impact on his ability to get online, since he was most likely connecting from a different IP. Hadn't he been able to get online for a bit just now, however, we would probably have remained unavailable for even longer.

As for who did it, it could possibly be somebody who dislikes Omni and wanted to disrupt its activity/visits flow, or maybe it is related to a recent IRC ban/gline (since a few days ago scripts were tested again on Juju's server, causing downtimes)...

And yeah timezones are messed up on the server side. All posts until downtime started are fine, but today's posts are 6 hours ahead...
« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 09:26:58 pm by DJ_O »

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 10:01:17 pm »
o.O maybe it was sircmpwn.. or KK (nah.. it couldn't be him, KK i dont think has anything to do with omni)
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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 10:10:14 pm »
I doubt it, otherwise Cemetech would be affected too. And it could very well be a Youtube troll that absolutely hates calculator gaming and are totally against it that could have launched an attack or something anyway. It's best to not jump to conclusions about who might have done it, since there are so many possibilities, including someone with too much free time on his hand finding a random site to test scripts.

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 10:13:53 pm »
bah.
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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 10:14:18 pm »
Or maybe someone was tired of losing The Game? O.O

Anyway I guess that ends our 100 post/day streak, especially with the messed up timezones D:
« Last Edit: April 10, 2012, 10:16:10 pm by DJ_O »

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 10:21:03 pm »
umm why? (the timezone stuf)
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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 10:27:15 pm »
Because all posts from today are dated from 6 hours ahead (old posts are fine, though). Basically in 1.5 hour it switches to tomorrow in board stats.

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2012, 10:50:48 pm »
I thought it was my router at first, so I unplugged it and plugged it back in again like three times, then I msged Juju :P

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2012, 10:55:59 pm »
My first reaction was to go check netham45.org, in case it was just DNS issues, and ask Eeems if he knew if Netham45 had returned and was doing server stuff. However I was a bit worried when I read that Netham45 did not answer back (since he was in vacation).

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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2012, 11:16:40 pm »
I wondered what was going on, but I'm glad things are up and running again. =)
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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 11:51:27 pm »
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Re: DDoS attack leads to 16 hours of Omnimaga downtime
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 11:56:28 pm »
That is weird. I wonder why it happened.
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