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service interruption status (6/19) (Read 1043 times)

    Hi everyone, My service provider had another round of denial of service attack on 6/19 @ 11 PM Eastern Time (6/20 3 AM GMT). It lasted for about 10 hours. Here's a brief description of what a denial of service attack is, for those that don't know but are interested. A denial of service (or DoS) is created by an attacker to prevent legitimate users from using that service, in your case, you can't get to your running log. There are many different ways of doing this, with varying degree of seriousness, from flooding the server with connection requests, to bringing the server down, to deleting all the data. In this particular incident, the attacker flooded the firewall, so no one can reach the servers that this firewall protects. Since the attack was on the firewall, the server hosting this site was not in danger, and your data was not affected. If you have any concerns, please let me know. eric Smile
    Josh Jacobson


      I know I probably agree with most people on this log, but still I am very impressed with what you are doing for us! Many thanks!! Cool
        Josh, Thanks for the compliments! I try my best to keep everyone informed of both the good and the bad. I know that I, as a user, will be frustrated if I don't know what's going on with a site that is hosting my running log. I doubt that this will be the last denial of service attack. If it does happen again and you can't get to your log, please know that it will only be temporary. All I ask of you is to be understanding. eric Smile