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OK Jim and Mods, last night was a DOS Attack on FreeRepublic or was the server just slow...?!
12 Oct 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:17:02 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

Just Wondering?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; dos; faq; freeerepublic

1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Never discount the Chicago Alinskyites and their Soros-funded allies.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: US Navy Vet

Amish hackers.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:20:51 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: rfp1234

Debate traffic is my guess.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:14 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: US Navy Vet

It was cause by huge numbers of FReepers donating to the Freepathon.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: US Navy Vet; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I can believe it was an MS DOS attack!


6 posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well, honestly.. “last night was the a DOS Attack”...

No, last night “was the a” against you specifically.
Nobody likes you and you “was the a” ought to just bail out.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:36 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: US Navy Vet
Asked and answered....

What's the Point of Donating If We Can't Access This Site at Peak Times?

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:54:00 PM · by PittsburghAfterDark · 55 replies

 

Another miserable FR Live Thread failure.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:11:29 PM · by hole_n_one · 106 replies

 

And see JR's reply.

 

8 posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:51 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kartographer

For new servers.?.?


9 posted on 10/12/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

I think that as well...I had the same problem accessing FR during the 1st Presidential Debate.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by halo66
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To: rfp1234
It never ceases to surprise me that people see a busy website, know the website is busy, and wonder if it's a DOS attack.
11 posted on 10/12/2012 12:25:14 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: US Navy Vet
DUmmieLand was slow as well...but not as slow as FR.
12 posted on 10/12/2012 12:26:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: VaRepublican

No, no. The servers are already bought and paid for.

Installing them? THAT’s a whole new subject.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: US Navy Vet; Jim Robinson
a)  An intelligible headline can often make all the difference in readership.

b)  Yes, for whatever reason, the board was glacially slow last night.

c)  Mash here for last night's post re the situation, from Jim.

14 posted on 10/12/2012 12:29:18 PM PDT by tomkat (lamp posts are just the right height for journ0lists)
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To: VaRepublican
be careful what you wish for!


15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

My FR seemed to be out for a while and I tried other sites and found them working then after an hour FR worked. I would like to know more if anyone knows.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:32:18 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: US Navy Vet

I noticed for “peak times” like debates and elections, the server here is slow. No big deal.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 12:33:16 PM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: US Navy Vet

It was cause by some video Jim up loaded on You Tube. ;-)


18 posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: US Navy Vet

FWIW:

In USG parlance, DOS = Department of State!


19 posted on 10/12/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Debate traffic is my guess.

That was my guess. It was slow, but my posts got through--which probably wouldn't have happened in a DOS attack.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 12:42:16 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: VaRepublican

Could be that we need larger pipes.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

Actually, as I pointed out last night and was barely able to post my opinion, enraging one semi-literate (since 1998) in the process, it was the stupid vanities about the slow response that caused it!


22 posted on 10/12/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Paladin2
I think we should paint flames on the servers.
That should help.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: humblegunner
"...No, last night “was the a” against you specifically. Nobody likes you and you “was the a” ought to just bail out."

LMAO!!! You're still one of the funniest ____ers on FR.

;-\

24 posted on 10/12/2012 12:55:41 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn Fag President")
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To: US Navy Vet; Jim Robinson

Maybe just some joking on this thread, but DOS stands for Denial of Service as well as MS DOS.

FWIW, Jim has always been reluctant to answer the question as to whether there has been a DOS attack. Presumably that’s to avoid encouraging hackers. It’s hard to believe that nasty lib hackers don’t do it from time to time, preferably when the site is most needed. But also, I imagine there were a ton of people showing up to discuss how the debate was going. This was about the only site that was available during the debate, since Drudge seems to hold back on evaluation until the debate is over, and few of the media sites can be trusted.

I was unable to get in several times, and then when I got in I could only get the first page of the debate discussion thread, but not the later ones, and then when I finally got that, I was unable to post anything. I imagine that that was one very busy thread.

As for the Forum format, personally I like it very much, and would be unhappy to see it changed. By contrast, Yahoo Groups FR2 is really clunky, as are most other discussion formats, IMHO. And FR stores and makes available huge amounts of information, unlike most sites which cut out all the older stuff to slim things down.

Certainly one solution would be for more people to donate. I know that times are very tough, but if more people gave at least a little, that would do the trick.

I don’t think Jim could use anyone else to host it, because the flying monkeys would put pressure on them to close it down, as they have done with other sites they dislike. And also because the identity of the users needs to be kept secret from outsiders, unless they choose to reveal it themselves for some reason, and I don’t think you can trust most hosts if, say, the FBI comes around to the back door and demands the data.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: humblegunner

I blame it on blog pimps.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 12:59:40 PM PDT by Starstruck (Looking into the abyss.)
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To: Starstruck
I blame it on blog pimps.

Damned straight.

27 posted on 10/12/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: US Navy Vet
I think it's because I forgot to turn off my italics in 1999.

I've never forgiven myself for that.

28 posted on 10/12/2012 1:06:25 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: rfp1234

Traffic flood, likely. Had a couple of “No server” pages, but same as 1st debate, lots of pingin goin on.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 1:06:49 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL He did seem rather down on you.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: US Navy Vet

Wish I knew.


31 posted on 10/12/2012 1:19:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: tomkat

We used to call “swap ‘til it stops”...monkey repair.


32 posted on 10/12/2012 1:20:49 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: US Navy Vet

All I know is that it was Hugh and Series, probably a stuned beeber!


33 posted on 10/12/2012 1:25:48 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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To: Madame Dufarge
I think it's because I forgot to turn off my italics in 1999



That damned <marquee> still churning away on some long forgotten chat thread, eating all our bandwidth alive from the inside !

34 posted on 10/12/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: US Navy Vet

It was all those cat people, again.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Exactly. A whole lot of people were trying to access last night at the same time. I waited on Twitter until late before I came here because I knew it would be like this.


36 posted on 10/12/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: US Navy Vet
FReeper Nation by Jim and the Mods

P-p-p-people try to put us d-d-d-down.

Chorus: T-t-t-talkin' 'bout our FReeper Nation.

Just because our site goes down.

Chorus: T-t-t-talkin' 'bout our FReeper Nation.

Hope I can post before I die.

Chorus: T-t-t-talkin' 'bout our FReeper Nation.

Got to expose another DemRat lie.

Chorus: T-t-t-talkin' 'bout our FReeper Nation.

Just talkin' 'bout our FReeper Nation.

It's our FReeper Nation, baby!

.

.

Some pathetic Limey band todally ripped them off.

37 posted on 10/12/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: UltraV
A whole lot of people were trying to access last night at the same time.

Yes, even Captain Obvious was here!


38 posted on 10/12/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!; UltraV
A whole lot of people were trying to access last night at the same time.

Yes, even Captain Obvious was here!

You got it all figured out.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:32:09 PM · 1,169 of 1,267
Jim Robinson to CedarDave; RedMDer; bert; don-o; John Robinson; All

John was monitoring the system during tonight’s debate. Still has not specifically ID’d the bottleneck.

Here was his response when I asked what was happening:

“Database is nearly completely idle (0.25 load average) and web servers aren’t very busy. I don’t know why its screwed up. It doesn’t make sense. It must be a network problem.”

I saw myself that the load average was not high and that the cpu’s were mostly idle all night. I asked him if it could be a DOS attack or a configuration problem and he said could be. He’d look into it. Said the system was not overloaded and it would be a shame to buy a new database server and not solve the problem.

I’m in favor of swapping out the system a piece at a time until the bottleneck is found, but that’s just me. Don’t know what John’s going to do.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: rfp1234

Never discount Occam’s razor. More people wanted access and the servers couldn’t handle it. No need to add a boogeyman when a more logical explanation suffices.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: Kartographer

Victor Newman’s fault.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: tomkat
Look, I feel bad enough as it is; no need to rub salt in the wound.

Just call me Typhoid DuFarge.

42 posted on 10/12/2012 1:58:33 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge
You can never really close the italians.

They fight back.

43 posted on 10/12/2012 2:05:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Liberty Valance

Making the system look like it’s going downhill (jack up the rear end) could help too. Taking the muffler out of the system would help too.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 4:21:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Your right,I never connected that before...Victor Newman


45 posted on 10/12/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: TigersEye
Maron!!!

I need a sit-down!!

46 posted on 10/13/2012 4:42:41 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

Where’s da profit in HTML? Dat’s all I’m sayin’.


47 posted on 10/13/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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