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    What is wrong with vBulletin.com? It has been up and down like a yo yo for the past few days. I guess it is because of all this heavy traffic because everyone is after the new gamma release etc etc . Though that is not an excuse in my opinion.

    If i was having high traffic issues on one of my servers that were causing the server to either load slow or not at all then I'd either upgrade the server or replace it within 48 hours of it happening. I do not think you should deal with this as if it is a "one off occasion". You should prepare for things like this and make sure it doesn't happen again... It is extremely annoying, i came here to re-new my vBulletin license and i could not access the site for hours. Then when i could it went down again when i clicked the order button...

    If you ask me i think you should scrap the VenturesOnline server and purchase a few Dual Xeon's from www.ev1servers.net. It would also be a good idea to have the site/members area on one server and the forums on another... At least that way DOS attacks are not so likely to hit as hard.

    Thanks for reading this.

  • #2
    It seems the downtime has started happening since the move. I wouldnt accept the downtime from the new host if its going to constantly happen.

    I hope the downtime has nothing to do with vBulletin 3's code.

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    • #3
      We have been under a very severe DDoS attack all night. Your solution is not quite that simple. Believe me, we've been dealing with this for quite some time now.
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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      • #4
        Oh, if its a dos attack that changes it

        Good luck.

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        • #5
          I suppose so.. It is a bit of a coincidence that as soon as Gamma was released vBulletin.com had loading issues, one of the Team members said it was because of high traffic and now it is because of a DOS attack? Yet it hasn't seemed to have stopped since Gamma was released.

          Sorry if i sound like a moron. I have been trying to renew my license for ages and it took me a few hours to finally renew it.

          I still think Jelsoft should move to EV1servers.com.
          Last edited by HostOrbit; Sun 7th Dec '03, 10:18pm.

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          • #6
            What's so hard to believe? Traffic WAS up significantly (sometimes 10-12x over normal) after Gamma was released. Also the person doing these attacks purposely waited until it was released. (I even predicted this would happen.) He did nothing for two weeks prior, but the day after the release he attacked again. We beat that one off pretty quickly. Then tonight this coward assaulted us with a massive attack.

            Sorry you don't believe this, but that's the facts.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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            • #7
              I'm not saying i don't believe it.
              I assume it is the same person who had been doing it all along? Can't you trace him?

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              • #8
                Kind of hard to trace a couple thousand zombie machines on all six inhabited continents spanning over 100 different countries.
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                Wayne Luke
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                • #9
                  EV1Servers wouldnt want vbulletin.com. Their AUP allows them to unplug and cancel any server that attracts DOS attacks.

                  When you are running high volume high noise websites, you need to pay a bit more than EV1 charges.

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                  • #10
                    In all honesty I doubt any host would have been as responsive and helpful as VO is helping us with this problem.
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                    Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                    Steve Machol Photography


                    Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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                    • #11
                      Isn't there software or hardware that easily deflects these attacks? Maybe to costly? Sorry, I don't know much about it.
                      Diesel Records

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                      • #12
                        As far as my limited knowledge goes, you can't just easily deflict a dDoS attack.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DjArcadian
                          Isn't there software or hardware that easily deflects these attacks? Maybe to costly? Sorry, I don't know much about it.
                          No, Dos attacks are all about flooding the pipe and crippling traffic.

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                          • #14
                            I'm officially banned from AOL till 2007 for hacking, and that was in 1997. I'm amazed they let me have a computer, but I haven't had to talk to my parole officer since 98.

                            Anyhow, I could frag this little numb nut. He made my life and trying to renew my vb license very difficult last night.

                            The nerve of some people with nothing better to do. He could at least focus he efforts on something more productive like disturbing AOL users.
                            Michael Key - www.mikekey.com
                            www.hrfbody.com - Hampton Roads F-Body

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                            • #15
                              Not that I support that kind of behavior or would ever do such things anymore, I um learned my lesson. Jail = Unhappy time.
                              Michael Key - www.mikekey.com
                              www.hrfbody.com - Hampton Roads F-Body

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