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03-22-2005, 12:37 PM
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Hey everyone, sorry for the inconvience caused (if any) earlier when our server crashed. Basically, some bots went nuts (not sure if it was actually bots indexing tf or some form of attack) but at one stage we had 760 users online! This lead to one of our tables being corrupted (the statistic hack) and this then started mailing e-mails out (I had 1400 in my hotmail reporting this error) the mail server then choked and the entire server was brought down.

Everything is fine now though, some IP's were banned and the database has been fixed, thanks to my great host for sorting this out!

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03-22-2005, 03:40 PM
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We are actually under a dos attack on the server, talkfreelance might be up/down this evening, sorry for the inconvience! We are working hard to restore everything.

03-22-2005, 03:52 PM
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TalkFreelance At War!

03-22-2005, 03:54 PM
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Indeed, however I think the worst is over. I can't thank my host enough for his help (we have spent a good 3/4 hours fixing this, or he has) the two main offender IP's have been blocked and it seems like the attack has stopped...for now.

03-22-2005, 03:57 PM
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Well at least the forums are okay I though you guys got hacked or something.

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Don't worry Olivier, the forums are backed up daily

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thats good news also, maybe you should watch out for the attack were it posts ****e loads in the message board and the server crashes

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I think it's fixed, about 1600 IPs were banned.

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Ouch.
Must say top-dog to the great host who helped us out.

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glad it to see its sorted now

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