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Damn LJ

Been having trouble accessing during working hours, which is when I wanted to post. Now I'm tired again. Bah! More soon.

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ben_raccoon
Feb. 21st, 2003 12:39 am (UTC)
http://www.livejournal.com/users/lj_maintenance/

Some asswipes set up a DDOS against Livejournal.
esprix
Feb. 21st, 2003 09:04 am (UTC)
OK, so what's a DDOS? Damn hackers...
nolly
Feb. 21st, 2003 09:57 am (UTC)
Distributed Denial of Service attack. Get lots of machines to all pester the target machine at once so it gets overwhelmed and can't handle legit requests. http://status.livejournal.com is generally the best place to check for what's up with LJ -- it's on a different server/network, so it's nearly always up, even when LJ is down.
esprix
Feb. 21st, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
Cool. And we got 4 free days out of it, too. :)
ben_raccoon
Feb. 21st, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
Re:
Distributed Denial of Service attack. It's where a bunch of compromised computers, under the control of at least one, maybe a handful of people, send garbage to a single location. The huge mass of traffic is intended to overload the server, dramatically slowing it down or even knocking it offline.

The only way to defend against it is by systematically blocking off the offending IP's, or by being a deity so you can release a Holy Bitch Slap upon the perpetrator.
ben_raccoon
Feb. 21st, 2003 11:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, what she said. ;)
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