Skip to comments.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."
Funny you should ask... I logged on 30 minutes ago!
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?
The hamster died?
I couldn’t log on either
Off for some time tonight!
Off for some time tonight!
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...
The electrons don’t always work. Amazing this stuff works as well as it does.
In plain English, FR lost its connection to the Internet for several hours.
It means you couldn’t log in :^)
FR was down for awhile. I think it’s the server. That’s what it’s been in the past.
you caught it napping
It has a secondary site on yahoo I think and a Canadian sister site...
I think that would mean that the site is expecting a microsite. Or something like that.
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.
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...
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.
Free Republic’s Yahoo group. Check here when the main site goes down.
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)
Just got this from DEKS, check it out !
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.
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.....”??
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.
FR has two ALTERNATE sites. One is FREEREPUBLIC on YAHOO, the other is
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.
Somebody replaced the dilithium crystals with Folger’s.
Are you logged on?
To be specific, Nancy Pelosi cut one of the cables. ;)
An uncomfortable and frustrating evening.
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!
Have John try changing out the non reciprocating dingle arm with a new one.
Or maybe not. His call.
The good news is, the House adopted its rules today.
Tomorrow, the Constitution will be read on the floor.
You know we can not survive without FR!
Or maybe it was an UNexpected meteorite...or something....:)
Sergeant Hacker died last year, must have been Ernest T. Bass
It is kind of ironic this happened the day the Republicans took back control of the House.
'server not found'
They should just put it on a podium and read it - much easier.
Well, if they didn’t use decaffeinated it woulda been ok!
Betting there was a flux capacitor and chronometric particles involved too.
Thanks for your hard work, Jim!
Assuming they can sweep up all the shreds of the document from their floor and glue them back together in the proper order.
Well, no wonder! It wasn’t a hamster after all! LOL!
Great news, thanks.
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!
Foamy Is a volatile little fellow.
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