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BHW downtime

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by onlyme, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. onlyme

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    Man, this has sucked!! Never realized how much I rely on and read BHW. Who else, besides me, has had a hard time getting through the day without this place lol. Never thought id miss a website when it was down
     
  2. turbophile

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    Couldn't agree more, I had my browser set on Reload-every all day yesterday. lol!

    Can anyone shed some light on why is was down for so long??


    oh, looks like were not alone
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/forum-suggestions-feedback/149708-blackhatworld-down.html
     
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  3. nimbus49

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    Most likely server issues or a DDoS attack......it may happen again.:D
     
  4. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    um. yea.

    and here I was like 'I'll just DL that WP theme when I need it'.
    Well. I wanted to use it yesterday. Lesson learned.

    WANT TO MAKE 100$ A DAY?
    make a mirror of BHW lol.
     
  5. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    most of the details will remain private as with all attacks on the server, all you need to know is a ddos happened and its under control
     
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  6. Sweetfunny

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    Thanks for the handy work Trop, just donated another $97 to fatten the pipes so we can mock their petty blows. :D
     
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  7. trophaeum

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    haha, little do they know how little they do to our boxen when they attack :) there are some considerations on hardware upgrades coming soon but currently nothing is 'required', any upgrades would be entirely optional, we have one hell of a server and an uplink to run this site (though vbulletin really is a resource pig! groan)
     
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    Indeed when the post table starts pushing past a few Mil records, searches and the table scans can get a little funky.. and Sphinx starts looking mighty fine.

    When we didn't come back online after a few hours, i though Trops on a beach in Hawaii for sure.. He would of had this beat by now. :D
     
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    totally sucked. although i have to say i was a bit more productive yesterday.
     
  10. behealthy

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    I started to suffer from paranoia and OCD. I was getting the shakes and everything. BHW is the mosted visited page on my browser :)

    I literally paused in disbelief when then page error page appeared!
     
  11. ghettogong

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    HOW CAN WE DOWNLOAD THIS ENTIRE FORUM ON DAILY BASIS????

    I HAVE ASKED THIS ALREADY AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

    coders please
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  12. jay101

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    Yeah, I felt a tad bit homeless for a couple of days.

    Glad to know the team is in full effect.
     
  13. erroronline14

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    lol same here.. maybe you can share the database :) and let us put about a thousand backups..

    Glad to have you back BHW..
     
  14. Snurry

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    I'm assuming the people behind the attacks have some sort of hatred against blackhat, and think it's 'immoral'. All the while DDoS'n a server with a second thought.

    But I'm sure they're not alone.
    I was looking for a BHW mirror yesterday and found http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.blackhatworld.org/

    If the owners of BHW have copyright on the name, I'd be threatening legal action
     
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    Yeah, I know it was only down for a day, but I like to stretch my smarts and stay tuned.

    You never know what little treasure trove or trick you come across next that might jump your earnings.
     
  17. stukie crisp

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    Yeah I keep updated like 3 times a day. I felt like a crack addict with no crack or something....