Skip to comments.Sorry about the continued lousy response time, but FR is still under a DOS attack
Posted on 07/29/2017 10:09:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Wanted to avoid running a thread on this, but seeing as how it continues dragging on, guess I'd better. The DOS attacker obviously knows by now that he's hurting us.
Have no idea when he/they started the attack, but we discovered it a few days ago. And John has been fighting it ever since. Says it's like whack-a-mole. Every time John gets him blocked or knocked out, he pops up again with a new modified attack. John thought he had a good solution a couple days ago, and we did enjoy one night and most of the next day with good response time, but then the guy popped up again with a fresh attack.
Don't mind telling you that John is getting very frustrated over this. In fact, the last time we discussed it tonight, he finally told me he could do better if I'd just get off the phone and let him work.
Praying John gets him permanently blocked soon and then we can get back to the more mundane hardware and systems problems that have been plaguing us lately.
And I'm sorry about being sorry. Again. Seems like every month and every week a new problem. But we're stubborn and we're not going to quit. We've managed to solve lots of problems over the last twenty years and we'll solve these too. Eventually. Praying not too many of our participants quit either. We absolutely can't get a long without you.
Hang in there everyone, we'll get this behind us soon.
Also, there are some (not to name names, Boomer) who are claiming we make "millions" off this site. If so, it must be government millions, because we don't see much of it. Nowhere close to millions anyway.
Our estimated ongoing budget of expenses is linked on our donate page. I suppose if you total up the gross income for the last 20 years and assume we have no expenses it could add up to a couple million. But anyone whose been in business for any period of time, knows that's not likely.
There are also posters (Boomer again among others) claiming they could do this on cloud for just a few hundred per year. Well, maybe so. I wish them luck.
Any idea who the ‘whack a mole’ mole is?
Best of luck in stopping the attack permanently.
I’ve been frustrated all day trying to load pages, and they simply will not load. I’m glad to know there is an identified reason for it.
Thank you for letting us know the problem. The internet just wouldn’t be the same without FR!
Does he have a big scar over his left eye?!
I’m starting to think this is a Deep State / CIA Psyop and not just some snowflake in mommy’s basement...
I ain’t going nowhere.
As for these idiots harping about you and John raking in millions and allowing FR to fall apart while you guys relax by the pool...I call BS!
FR is a very busy site, under attack by many enemies, not many independently funded sites could stand up at all under such attacks.
The amount of money brought in by the Freepathons is not really much when you consider the ongoing expenses of FR and the fact that John (and you of course) deserve something for all you do for us. We can’t have you guys on medicaid and food stamps for God’s sake! :-(
That all said, I feel it would be fine to take on a few conservative advertisers (but no tracking) to bring in a little more $
Before an advertiser would be allowed on you could hold a vote so the Freeper community could decide if they were worthy.
Well I can pray. I wonder if this guy works directly for Soros, Soetero, Clinton the DNC? All of the above?
No idea. Democrat, NeverTrumper, antifreeper or maybne just a game player. John thinks it’s just one guy, but when he gets him blocked from one place he quickly pops up from another. I think mostly from just one ISP, but has a a way of making it look like he comes in from a different city each time. He seems to know his stuff. Could be an insider of a major provider or maybe a pimply-faced basement dweller. I don’t know.
Freepers are a team - we’ll get through this together.
Contact the FBI. Seriously.
Someone should do a correlation study between such DOS attacks and what news events are unfolding...or are about to unfold. If the attacker seems to know before the rest of the world that a major story is about to break (especially one that MSM won’t cover but the alternative media will,) that would be rather...interesting.
Thanks for this thread.
We’re with you and have your back covered.
That FusionGPS could probably do Deep bad things.
We know they are/have been.
No problem, Jim and John.
Jim, we all love and respect you guys and we will stick with you come what may. FR is the best thing that’s ever happened in this country by way of a real communication system for those of us who care about it. Bless you both.
At least it's DoS and not DDoS... much better to deal with (still a royal pain in the neck). I'd be curious as to which types of DoS attacks the perp's using...
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