Back to normal after DDoS attack

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.


7 Responses to Back to normal after DDoS attack

  1. Sörnt says:

    Hi there,

    I love your web service. Since yesterday I allways got 502(bad gatway) errors when I use your web service. Is that some how related to the DOS you mentioned?


  2. Anh PT says:

    I’ve been using your great web service for quite long time (with the iTunes Lyrics Importer tool) and been loving it since.

    But as Sörnt said, since yesterday I also got the error message 502 (bad gateway), is there any updates or changes made from the server-side?

    Would appreciate your update on the issue 🙂

    Best regards,

  3. Sean says:

    Hmm, interesting. I can’t seem to reproduce the 502 Bad Gateway error from where I am.

    I didn’t change anything since yesterday, but things often deteriorate on their own. I’ll email you guys to ask more about how I can see the error so I can try to fix it.

    – Sean

  4. Sean Colombo says:

    The 502 error has been fixed. If you see anything like this in the future, please contact me again.

    Thanks for the help guys! 🙂

  5. Sörnt says:

    Thank you very much Sean!

  6. Anh PT says:

    Yes the 502 is gone! Really appreciate, Sean!

    BTW has any free tool out there utilized this nice API from LyricWiki (except for the iLyrics that I’m using)?

    If not yet then I may start writing a small lyric updater application.

  7. Sean Colombo says:

    Anh PT: There are several apps (a few dozen at least) which use the API. A partial list can be found here:

    Hopefully one of them has what you need, but if not, you can always write your own.

    Thanks for the interest!

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