Outage reason, May 28th, '24

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Outage reason, May 28th, '24

Post by CapnK »

Well, we got hit with a DDOS attack for some reason. I have no idea why anyone would bother doing that, as there is no real data here of any monetary value. At any rate, the site is back up now. Apologie sto any who noticed it, it was not anything I had any control over.

To give you an idea of how bad it was, the site usually only sees a few real, discreet visitors (ie not Search 'bots', but regular computer visitors) on a daily basis.

Yesterday, however, there were over 1.1 MILLION "visitor" queries launched at the site before the server company shut it down.

See the Stats screenshot below. Egads.

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