Back to normal after DDoS attack

February 26, 2009

The problems earlier today were apparently caused by an attempted distributed denial of service attack.

The datacenter has got all of this bad traffic blocked now, and the site appears to be back to normal (for several hours in a row now).  The whole problem lasted about 1 to 2 hours but it’s tough to measure since the site was never completely down during that time.

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2/26: Site will be up and down

February 26, 2009

The site is currently behaving very sporadically… there are some problems in the connection between our datacenter (where all of our servers hang out) and the internet.

Not sure whether this is related to the “emergency maintenance” Sprint was doing last night or not.

The team at the datacenter is working on it right now, and hopefully we’ll be back soon.