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Why was Free Republic off line -- Hacker Attack?

Posted on 01/05/2011 8:11:05 PM PST by Racehorse

Discussed among friends in Central Texas concerning a prayer request.

Attempts to post to FreeRepublic failed, "server not found."


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1 posted on 01/05/2011 8:11:12 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

Funny you should ask... I logged on 30 minutes ago!


2 posted on 01/05/2011 8:12:23 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Racehorse

This is what I got...

www.freerepublic.com is not set up to establish a connection on port “world wide web service (HTTP)”
with this computer...

Now can the computer guys here on free republic explain in laymens terms what this means?


3 posted on 01/05/2011 8:12:33 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Racehorse

The hamster died?


4 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:09 PM PST by LUV W (Whenever Obama wins (and humiliates us!), America loses. No compromises...take our country back!)
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To: goldstategop

I couldn’t log on either


5 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:12 PM PST by GovPeeper
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To: Racehorse

Off for some time tonight!


6 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:24 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Racehorse

Off for some time tonight!


7 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:31 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Racehorse

Yes, I was very concerned.

FR needs to have some type of method to commuincate to its members when it’s off-line.

I was even checking TWITTER to try and find out any info...


8 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:31 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Racehorse

The electrons don’t always work. Amazing this stuff works as well as it does.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 8:13:51 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: OL Hickory

In plain English, FR lost its connection to the Internet for several hours.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 8:14:00 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: OL Hickory

It means you couldn’t log in :^)


11 posted on 01/05/2011 8:14:06 PM PST by Bullish
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To: goldstategop

FR was down for awhile. I think it’s the server. That’s what it’s been in the past.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 8:14:11 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Racehorse

you caught it napping


13 posted on 01/05/2011 8:14:52 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: Beaten Valve

It has a secondary site on yahoo I think and a Canadian sister site...


14 posted on 01/05/2011 8:15:02 PM PST by GovPeeper (www.govpeeper.com turning the eye on big brother....)
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To: LUV W
The hamster died?

I think that would mean that the site is expecting a microsite. Or something like that.

15 posted on 01/05/2011 8:16:32 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Racehorse

From what I understand, the turbo encabulator is getting a bit old and the prefamulated amulite casing is a little warped, which occasionally causes friction against the panametric fram. This causes it to slow down below the critical speed and it can no longer synchronize with the cardinal grahmmeter.

Or something like that.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 8:16:52 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: goldstategop

I have websites for clients and sometimes they call and say they can’t get their site to come up. I check from other locations and it is all fine.

I’m sure there is someone one here that can explain it all with expertise - that is after all a big plus about FR. Waiting for our lesson...


17 posted on 01/05/2011 8:17:11 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Racehorse

It hasn’t logged me out, but I’ve had numerous time-outs and blank pages (depending on which device I’m using.)

I don’t think FR is fully recovered yet.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 8:17:33 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Racehorse

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/

Free Republic’s Yahoo group. Check here when the main site goes down.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 8:17:39 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: Racehorse

Dunno,...I went to freerepublic2 to find out it was down again by the good posters there...the read some zerohedge.com...but finally ended up reading at libertypost.org (freeper-like site with many ex-freepers)

(I only post at freerepublic, though)


20 posted on 01/05/2011 8:18:05 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Beaten Valve

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/messages

Just got this from DEKS, check it out !


21 posted on 01/05/2011 8:18:10 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: Beaten Valve

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/

http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/recent.php


22 posted on 01/05/2011 8:18:16 PM PST by randita
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To: MsLady

I have not been able to connect today at home since 6:30 till now 10:15 CST.
Just now got in.
All other websites load.
?????


23 posted on 01/05/2011 8:18:16 PM PST by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien, illegal alien.)
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To: Racehorse

Interestingly enough, I had trouble getting Rush’s site during that period as well, so tried some other conservative site.... A few minutes ago I got Rush’s site, and of course can get on here... Things that make you go “hmmmm.....”??


24 posted on 01/05/2011 8:19:01 PM PST by JLLH
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To: Racehorse

We don’t know yet. John couldn’t find any problem with the hardware or software so he restarted everything. Still no luck. Then he had some problems connecting to the database, so he reloaded that. It’s running now, but there are still performance problems that he’s troubleshooting.


25 posted on 01/05/2011 8:19:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Beaten Valve
FR needs to have some type of method to commuincate to its members when it’s off-line.

FR has two ALTERNATE sites. One is FREEREPUBLIC on YAHOO, the other is

AltFreeRepublic.Freeforums.org

26 posted on 01/05/2011 8:19:59 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Racehorse

Dear Webmaster,

Frankly, with the constant ongoing FREEPERTHON going on and the amount of money pouring in, you should have a bullet-proof system up here.

But what I see are constant outages with no good explanation. Please change your host site, mirror it, and get busy with REAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY people and/or service to insure 100% up time - which is very do-able. Get ‘er done.

It appears at least ONE blog site took advantage of this outage to re-post that recent negative dribble.

Thanks!


27 posted on 01/05/2011 8:20:16 PM PST by foldspace (Barak Obama is still not a criminal...)
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To: Beaten Valve

Bookmark this:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/


28 posted on 01/05/2011 8:20:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Nik Naym

Somebody replaced the dilithium crystals with Folger’s.


29 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:04 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Racehorse

Are you logged on?


30 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:09 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 715 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Racehorse

To be specific, Nancy Pelosi cut one of the cables. ;)


31 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:09 PM PST by rissole
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To: goldstategop

An uncomfortable and frustrating evening.


32 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:22 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: PGalt

I couldn’t get on FR, so hung out at Drudge for awhile, then went to DU to see if they were still up (they were), but I can’t stay in that sewer long! Glad to now know about FR2... I was getting worried, too!


33 posted on 01/05/2011 8:21:57 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Jim,

Have John try changing out the non reciprocating dingle arm with a new one.

Or maybe not. His call.


34 posted on 01/05/2011 8:22:23 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: kabumpo

The good news is, the House adopted its rules today.

Tomorrow, the Constitution will be read on the floor.


35 posted on 01/05/2011 8:22:40 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: LUV W
Foamy seems to be having more and more breakdowns lately.


36 posted on 01/05/2011 8:23:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, JIM.

You know we can not survive without FR!


37 posted on 01/05/2011 8:23:48 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Or maybe it was an UNexpected meteorite...or something....:)


38 posted on 01/05/2011 8:23:48 PM PST by LUV W (Whenever Obama wins (and humiliates us!), America loses. No compromises...take our country back!)
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To: Racehorse

Sergeant Hacker died last year, must have been Ernest T. Bass


39 posted on 01/05/2011 8:23:53 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: rissole

It is kind of ironic this happened the day the Republicans took back control of the House.


40 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:08 PM PST by decisis
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To: Racehorse
I've had trouble logging on all evening.

'server not found'

41 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:12 PM PST by Celtic Cross (FREEPING ONE YEAR TODAY!!)
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To: goldstategop
Tomorrow, the Constitution will be read on the floor.

They should just put it on a podium and read it - much easier.

42 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: Stormdog

Well, if they didn’t use decaffeinated it woulda been ok!


43 posted on 01/05/2011 8:24:18 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Betting there was a flux capacitor and chronometric particles involved too.


44 posted on 01/05/2011 8:26:02 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for your hard work, Jim!


45 posted on 01/05/2011 8:26:57 PM PST by LUV W (Whenever Obama wins (and humiliates us!), America loses. No compromises...take our country back!)
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To: goldstategop

Assuming they can sweep up all the shreds of the document from their floor and glue them back together in the proper order.


46 posted on 01/05/2011 8:27:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: mylife

Well, no wonder! It wasn’t a hamster after all! LOL!


47 posted on 01/05/2011 8:27:58 PM PST by LUV W (Whenever Obama wins (and humiliates us!), America loses. No compromises...take our country back!)
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To: goldstategop

Great news, thanks.


48 posted on 01/05/2011 8:28:04 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: UCANSEE2; Jim Robinson

I had that site bookmarked. The last time FR was down, I went to that site. Something took over my Firefox browser and froze up my computer. Took awhile with some stops and starts to get back online. Glad to see the yahoo site to bookmark. I didn’t want to try that other one again. I think someone is messing with FR!


49 posted on 01/05/2011 8:28:35 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: LUV W

Foamy Is a volatile little fellow.


50 posted on 01/05/2011 8:29:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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