DDOS Slowdown

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The slowdown seen today was the result of a DDOS “attack” on PT. I’ve banned nearly 50 IP addresses that I think were the cause of it. Let me know if there is any collateral damage.

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Any idea what vehicle Reed? Which virus or was this a determined intentional by the parties involved DDoS?

OMG scripture-kiddiez!

Speaking of this, the last time I checked, Talk Origins was still frozen in time at last November. As we all know, unsubstantiated yet subjectively credible rumor has it that a prominent internet ID advocate who often boasts of computing expertise was behind that attack.

What’s the story? Could the delay suggest that legal action is being considered?

I’m getting this while trying to post: Your comment has been received. To protect against malicious comments, I have enabled a feature that allows your comments to be held for approval the first time you post a comment. I’ll approve your comment when convenient; there is no need to re-post your comment. Return to the comment page Is this a collateral damage? the day before when there was the slowdown,the effects on my side was either a slowdown or showing only one thread on the main page after long long waiting. (I admit that after that ,just out of being curious I once pinged Panda to see if it would respond) Have I been somehow banned? it seems quite impossible to happen thusly since surfing via dialup I don’t have a static ip. just asking…

DDOS attacks make Baby Jesus cry. Didn’t they know?

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s bandwidth, after all.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s bandwidth, after all.

actually, I’d say that a DDOS is more a spiteful behavior.

those script kiddies might want to go back and learn about the evolution of spiteful behavior, maybe by studying the works of WD Hamilton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._D._Hamilton

I’d highly recommend (to everyone who hasn’t) checking out:

* Hamilton, W.D. (1996) Narrow Roads of Gene Land vol. 1: Evolution of Social Behaviour Oxford University Press,Oxford. ISBN 0-7167-4530-5 * Hamilton, W.D. (2002) Narrow Roads of Gene Land vol. 2: Evolution of Sex Oxford University Press,Oxford. ISBN 0-19-850336-9 * Hamilton, W.D. (2005) Narrow roads of Gene Land, vol. 3: Last Words (with essays by coauthors, ed. M. Ridley). Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-856690-5

great bit of history of the study of evolution, the formation of the ideas of kin selection, and the evolution of social behavior.

set the stage for most of what came after in the study of animal behavior.

quite readable, and the author shares much of his personal life as well.

ok my comment regarding the protection message shows up in this thread, but the under consideration blocked comment still doesn’t. (in the non sequitur in five parts thread) what’s going on? has anything similar happened to anybody else? anyone???

there was about 5 hours yesterday after the “fix” where I couldn’t post.

I saw no problems today, however.

Thanatos,

You get that error because something in you comment is triggering our spam filter to block or hold it. You are either using too many links or not using “url” for links or using some other blocked keyword of ours.

Sir_Toejam Reed A. Cartwright thanks for the fast response. I shouldn’t have used two links. ex post facto I think I remember having read about this abnormality way in the past in various posts by others. but it was my first time using 2 links and well… anyway thanks again

Harold, is THAT what’s been happening with Talk Origins? I was wondering why they haven’t updated anything in ages. First I’ve heard of this explanation. I must be dense.

From the main page of talk.origins:

2006/12/07: Sometime in mid-November, 2006, a cracker started exploiting the TalkOrigins Archive. The cracker managed to get the TOA de-indexed by Google, and when the TOA was re-indexed on 2006/12/05, the cracker stepped up his efforts to direct webspam to the Google-bot. In order to take back our site, we have taken the step of removing all the scripts on our site. We will restore static content as quickly as possible. We will restore other features, such as feedback, once we write secure scripts to handle those features. We apologize for the inconvenience. It may be some time before we can offer the features that have been script-based.

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