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Does their ISP not have records of the traffic coming from that individual? Even if they do not have programs in place to stop it and nobody is at work at the time, surely they would have records of it once they got back to work the next day or something. I thought that shit was illegal as well.
It's far more complicated than that. People download programs, like Tor, and utilize other functions such as multiple proxies and IP addresses. It's why finding people who commit DoS attacks makes it nearly impossible. It's kinda like a criminal moving around constantly to different safehouses and using lots of false identities to hide

Okay, but as Comms is our No1 suspect right now, if Cheat gets the list can't we just see if his IP matches any of them?


 
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Does their ISP not have records of the traffic coming from that individual? Even if they do not have programs in place to stop it and nobody is at work at the time, surely they would have records of it once they got back to work the next day or something. I thought that shit was illegal as well.
It's far more complicated than that. People download programs, like Tor, and utilize other functions such as multiple proxies and IP addresses. It's why finding people who commit DoS attacks makes it nearly impossible. It's kinda like a criminal moving around constantly to different safehouses and using lots of false identities to hide

Okay, but as Comms is our No1 suspect right now, if Cheat gets the list can't we just see if his IP matches any of them?
I can compare the list of IPs (assuming I get them) to any that have logged in here, but that's all I can really do to see if it was him.


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Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
If dude was on a VPN then we can probably just forget about trying to trace his original IP. I don't know if there's anyway to detect that but it seems like a shit ton of effort would have to go into it.


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Does their ISP not have records of the traffic coming from that individual? Even if they do not have programs in place to stop it and nobody is at work at the time, surely they would have records of it once they got back to work the next day or something. I thought that shit was illegal as well.
It's far more complicated than that. People download programs, like Tor, and utilize other functions such as multiple proxies and IP addresses. It's why finding people who commit DoS attacks makes it nearly impossible. It's kinda like a criminal moving around constantly to different safehouses and using lots of false identities to hide

Okay, but as Comms is our No1 suspect right now, if Cheat gets the list can't we just see if his IP matches any of them?
I can compare the list of IPs (assuming I get them) to any that have logged in here, but that's all I can really do to see if it was him.

Sounds promising, hopefully they will provide the list


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Does anyone actually have any doubt that it was Rose? An autistic person with nothing but time on his hands. It's fairly obvious.

I'm not sure if it would help at all, but have you looked into Cloudflare? I'm no expert, but I think that that is supposed to be able to handle most DDoS attacks. Not sure if it would work for this kind of website, but it's worth a look into.


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Does anyone actually have any doubt that it was Rose? An autistic person with nothing but time on his hands. It's fairly obvious.
Right? He sends Mr P a message about how he's done and throwing in the towel, and this happens the next day? Too coincidental for me.


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Does anyone actually have any doubt that it was Rose? An autistic person with nothing but time on his hands. It's fairly obvious.

I'm not sure if it would help at all, but have you looked into Cloudflare? I'm no expert, but I think that that is supposed to be able to handle most DDoS attacks. Not sure if it would work for this kind of website, but it's worth a look into.
This. I suspect Rose as well. Comms Officer is like 13, and he is honestly not intelligent enough to know how to do any kind of attack on a website. I use to talk to him on Facebook until he turned into a piece of shit and started hating me. Trust me, he is not very smart.


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In case you didn't know, yesterday night the forum was hit by a major DDoS attack that crashed the server and took the host's website offline for an hour. They've basically told me they cannot tell who was behind the attack because it involved many different IP addresses and the combined requests were several gigabytes worth. They kicked the site off of their server and we now have a new one.

But since we have a new server, some stuff might still fuck up. Namely, remember that error that would pop up in the beginning (max_questions)? That is now once again possible, so I'm trying to work with this host in order to fix it before it happens.

We can also get hit by this attack again, if the jerk is so inclined. I will be looking into things I can do to guard against it, but it's very difficult to stop an attack of the magnitude we experienced.

More on this stuff as I know more.

EDIT: your avatar is now broken if you uploaded one. You need to re-upload it.

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Your site is under a major DDoS attack. We have null routed the domain to stop the traffic effecting our servers. We will have to ask you to find alternate hosting for your domain as our platform can no longer support you.
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The traffic was coming from a multitude of sources, it's most likely that some form of botnet was responsible. At it's peak we were receiving ~10gb of inbound traffic to the domain. Unfortunately in extreme cases like this we do have to advise that a site cannot be hosted on our shared platform in order to ensure services remain reliable for other users.

There are hosts that are better equipped to combat DDoS attacks, to a certain extent of course.


 
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So is me being able to be logged in and still post on my phone while being told my username does not exist on my laptop part of "new host troubles"?


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In case you didn't know, yesterday night the forum was hit by a major DDoS attack that crashed the server and took the host's website offline for an hour. They've basically told me they cannot tell who was behind the attack because it involved many different IP addresses and the combined requests were several gigabytes worth. They kicked the site off of their server and we now have a new one.

But since we have a new server, some stuff might still fuck up. Namely, remember that error that would pop up in the beginning (max_questions)? That is now once again possible, so I'm trying to work with this host in order to fix it before it happens.

We can also get hit by this attack again, if the jerk is so inclined. I will be looking into things I can do to guard against it, but it's very difficult to stop an attack of the magnitude we experienced.

More on this stuff as I know more.

EDIT: your avatar is now broken if you uploaded one. You need to re-upload it.

What we know:
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Your site is under a major DDoS attack. We have null routed the domain to stop the traffic effecting our servers. We will have to ask you to find alternate hosting for your domain as our platform can no longer support you.
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The traffic was coming from a multitude of sources, it's most likely that some form of botnet was responsible. At it's peak we were receiving ~10gb of inbound traffic to the domain. Unfortunately in extreme cases like this we do have to advise that a site cannot be hosted on our shared platform in order to ensure services remain reliable for other users.

If dude was on a VPN then we can probably just forget about trying to trace his original IP. I don't know if there's anyway to detect that but it seems like a shit ton of effort would have to go into it.

The only way to trace it, is if one of the nodes attacking the server was the original attacker. If it was a bot/zombie attack there is no easy way to trace it. My guess is, whoever is behind it isn't smart enough to have a forest of zombies at their disposal, and more likely used a coordinated attack across a couple of machines using a tool like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Orbit_Ion_Cannon

I'd be interested in seeing the logs for the latest attack.


 
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I won't be posting the logs publicly, but if anyone would like to take a look at them they are welcome to them. PM me.


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I won't be posting the logs publicly, but if anyone would like to take a look at them they are welcome to them. PM me.

Don't know what I'd do with them but I'd be interested to take a look. If you don't mind that is.


 
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I won't be posting the logs publicly, but if anyone would like to take a look at them they are welcome to them. PM me.
Yea, I would like to take a look and see ^.^


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I won't be posting the logs publicly, but if anyone would like to take a look at them they are welcome to them. PM me.

Analyzing the logs from the last attack now


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Who's our new host? How does it compare to our previous host?


 
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Who's our new host? How does it compare to our previous host?
1&1. I'm kind of wary of my choice now that I'm not in a panic because our site is down. If the service sucks it's possible we may change over to BlueHost before the month is through, but I'll let you guys know so you don't panic when the site goes down for maintenance if it happens.


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Who's our new host? How does it compare to our previous host?
1&1. I'm kind of wary of my choice now that I'm not in a panic because our site is down. If the service sucks it's possible we may change over to BlueHost before the month is through, but I'll let you guys know so you don't panic when the site goes down for maintenance if it happens.

Alright, thanks Cheat.


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I won't be posting the logs publicly, but if anyone would like to take a look at them they are welcome to them. PM me.

I'll look, i'm clueless but i'm curious


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Dafuq is going on?!
Fatcow wanted us down?


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Long live NoNolesNeckin.

Ya fuckin' ganderneck.
Fatcow sounds like a pretty shitty webhost. Maybe, in the end, it was almost a good thing that the site was DDoS'd as it lead to switching to a better host, as messed up as that sounds.


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Fatcow, a shitty mcshitterson shit-tier host.