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HOG brought down for nearly a day

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Categories: Site News

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As you are probably aware, there have been problems with the server which hosts HOG this weekend.  I’ve spent the whole day trying to get the site back online and working, figuring out what the heck was going on.  As soon as I’d turn the site on, it would get bogged down immediately.

A “DOS” or “denial of service” attack may have been taking place, where a hacker or hacker’s server was attempting to break in or bring the site down by forcing thousands of requests on the site.  It is like thumb wresting with an octopus.  It may have also been faulty scripts, bugs or who knows what.

I’m in the midst of tweaking the server and scripts here on HOG and other sites I host.  I hope to find solutions to eliminate this problem.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tony

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