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Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:42:38 pm »
Some of you probably noticed that the website sometimes loaded slightly slower as of late and that #omnimaga IRC bots seemed to be less stable. With the help of Netham45 and gCn, an unscheduled experiment was done with OmnomIRC and the post notifier bot, in an attempt to take fewer resources on his server: running them directly from two calculators.

Unfortunately, the experiment proved to be unsuccessful, as when a new post was made, the TI-84 Plus that hosted the post notifier bot responded with a denial of service attack on our web host.

Fortunately, the calculator power was not enough to cause site downtimes, so people simply had slower loading times. Hopefully in the future such experiments will generate more success, especially with the possible addition of USB support through Kerm's software. We hope that KermMartian eventually adds gCn compatibility for the TI-85, however, as these calcs are much more resistant than newer ones.
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 04:34:14 pm »
That's actually kinda funny. A DoS attack by a calc. I don't think even most people in the Ti community could have though of that.
Still, it's good that the IRC is back up.
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 04:37:25 pm »
If only we had tens of thousands of calculators connected to gcn ... so ... much ... power...

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 05:13:49 pm »
We could make a supercomputer out of thousands of TI-83+s lol. Why not cracking some Nspire keys with them?

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 05:56:16 pm »
Why not cracking some Nspire keys with them?
Because that wouldn't be effective with 10s of thousands of normal computers.

DDos from a calc would be interesting, though.

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 06:07:55 pm »
Wut?  I thought Omnimaga still ran off a TI-81? :D

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 06:55:13 pm »
Wut?  I thought Omnimaga still ran off a TI-81? :D

Nah, remember we switched to a TI-84 Plus in October last year :)




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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 07:40:02 pm »
Good thing I know brown text means fake news now :/

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 08:24:41 pm »
 :P

Good thing I know brown text means fake news now :/
Yes, first time I have seen brown text.
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 08:34:05 pm »
Wut?  I thought Omnimaga still ran off a TI-81? :D

Nah, remember we switched to a TI-84 Plus in October last year :)
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 09:27:36 pm »
Yes! Now I can read posts in color!  :D

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 09:28:44 pm »
It has taken long enough ;)...
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 09:36:48 pm »
Yes! Now I can read posts in color!  :D
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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 09:54:12 pm »
Wut?  I thought Omnimaga still ran off a TI-81? :D

Nah, remember we switched to a TI-84 Plus in October last year :)
I almost have the Prizm ready to take over next month. With this upgrade Omnimaga should be 65,535 times more awesome  ;D
Really, it should be 32,768 times as awesome. (Prizm - 65536 colors divided by 8x - 2 colors

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Re: Site accidentally DoS'ed via Global CALCnet
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 10:27:34 pm »
Wut?  I thought Omnimaga still ran off a TI-81? :D

Nah, remember we switched to a TI-84 Plus in October last year :)
I almost have the Prizm ready to take over next month. With this upgrade Omnimaga should be 65,535 times more awesome  ;D
Really, it should be 32,768 times as awesome. (Prizm - 65536 colors divided by 8x - 2 colors
meh, details.  Luckily the prizm fully supports the IPv6 protocols as well as IPv4.