Skip to comments.Denial of Service Attack on FR?
Posted on 06/21/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT by sam_paine
"A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely."
Just asking... Plenty of articles on here lately like the gentleman who painted a sign on a truck in his cornfield, and someone who didn't like the message set it ablaze.
If someone would like to reduce the reach and effectiveness of FreeRepublic 20% in a day or two, why bother with laws and FCC internet control etc. Why not just crash the servers?
What happens when they finally find an excuse to shut down FreeRepublic.com becuase of this, or something else concocted?
They can snap the largest opposition network off at the flick of a switch by labeling FR involved in a hate crime or death threat.
The same anonymity that gives us freedom will be used to isolate us. Don't think "if." You have to know that they WILL!
Stocking up on food? Ammo? How are you set for INFO?
Recommend you get off-line contacts to 5-6 trusted freepers via phone, sms, twitter, ham radio, bulletin boards! Anything off-the-grid.
We could....we should create local information pipelines for when (I don't think Bama deserves an "IF" anymore) FR is finally silenced for good.
And in that case, we'll need a way to re-direct everyone to a new meeting place. Look how lost everyone gets when FR goes down for technical problems. In fact....JimRob even advertises this very ironic fact by the toon with the skeleton waiting for FR to come back up during freepathons!
Surely you've found a few freepers you trust.
Freepmail them and see if they'd be willing to at least create a sideline webmail account independent of FR?
10 Free Webmail Services
Then, you still retain anonymity, but have a place to send articles or get news in case things get ugly. If you feel comfortable, exchange phone numbers. Or get a skype number.
Being confident that others will communicate will not help YOU. And in the end, it does not help the cause for you to leave us and remain in the dark! 16 posted on 4/3/2010 2:08:57 PM by sam_paine (X .................................)
A DDoS attack was precisely what I thought of yesterday when FR was down for major portions of the day.
I was wondering myself, because I could not get on until late afternoon yesterday.
This is good advice.
Do we know for sure what took it down?
I worry every time FR is down...not often, but still scary
I’m not an expert, but I thought it might have something to do with this:
Maybe transfering to new servers then?
But if they were, Jim Robinson should have posted a message a day or two earlier, to let pet know so as to not to get worried.
It’s still very slow for me today.Anyone else?
LOL! I was thinking the same, but you beat me to it.
I'm glad FR's back...I missed her yesterday.
But she's still loading really sloooow around these parts.
Information is power and we are going to need it in the coming days. I honestly wish Freepers would set up an emergency contact system....right down to the state and local levels.
I was wondering if they were taking out the Sunday Morning Talk Thread? Most read thread of the week.
Pray for America
I was wondering if Jim or John had any theories on what’s been happening?
There were several down and slow sites yesterday. The gooks are probing the wire.
I honestly wish Freepers would set up an emergency contact system....right down to the state and local levels.
Same here! I did, however, get alot of work done around the house!! LOL
Yes. Very slow.
“Information is power and we are going to need it in the coming days. I honestly wish Freepers would set up an emergency contact system....right down to the state and local levels.”
I would say we have until November. If the RATS hold the House and Senate then go out and get that shortwave.
Waking up an hour before the wife on a weekend and logging on to FR has replaced the old days of the Sunday paper and a cup of coffee for me. Logging on and finding it aint there a bad start to a day.
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