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    Site was down - what happened?

    We are back up now - obviously.

    A little more than a year ago, our website was hacked - very badly. A few might remember that inncident. It was not a happy time at DP.

    Well, because of that we implimented a very strong malicious script checker (virus checker) that watches for events. Often that is the reason why the site is slow. Well, a few weeks ago we decided to go to another malicious checker that can tell us much more info and it was less of a burden on the server. It can close ports and 'quranteen' files. It worked - too well.

    It actually ended up quanteeing the entire server - including the backups!!

    So, the awesome team at hostdime.com was able to fix the issue by reloading the server with newer OS and then copy individually the files needed for DP to run.

    It was a very long process that took them over 16 hours.
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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    I thought it was the dopey government firwall today. Incidentally, I am having all kinds of trouble getting any page to load.

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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    We are back up now - obviously.

    A little more than a year ago, our website was hacked - very badly. A few might remember that inncident. It was not a happy time at DP.

    Well, because of that we implimented a very strong malicious script checker (virus checker) that watches for events. Often that is the reason why the site is slow. Well, a few weeks ago we decided to go to another malicious checker that can tell us much more info and it was less of a burden on the server. It can close ports and 'quranteen' files. It worked - too well.

    It actually ended up quanteeing the entire server - including the backups!!

    So, the awesome team at hostdime.com was able to fix the issue by reloading the server with newer OS and then copy individually the files needed for DP to run.

    It was a very long process that took them over 16 hours.
    The site seems to be running extremely slow now though. And alot of the posts from last night have been erased.

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    Yeah, the site will be very slow until everything catches back up.
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    Yep - we lost quite a few posts.

    I am so sorry all - we are working on getting an additional offsite backup solution.
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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    Testing speed of posting.
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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    It looks like any posts after 4pm 11/28 until ~8:30pm 11/28 were lost.

    After 8:30 the site went wacky and was down until 1:20PM 11/29.

    We are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please accept my sincere apologies.
    We are doing everything in our power (and pocketbook) to keep this from ever happening again.
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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    I have it on good authority that this was a
    TOT plot,carried out by Islamic Trajan's.

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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    I automatically thought it was me being banned... I used to post on Hip Forums and it is a very liberal site and a target rich environment for conservatives... anyway I got in a dispute there with a mod over him showing US soldiers chopped up and he just shut me down... not a note or warning nada...

    Any way when I couldn't get onto the site I figured something I wrote had triggered a likewise reaction... then when I couldn't get the sight to load I googled a blog with a site topic and my username and entered the site without trouble... seeing my posts missing and a thread missing I thought immediately sensorship and that I was banned.

    Hope the site is back to normal soon! Glad I was wrong!

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    Re: Site was down - what happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    We are back up now - obviously.

    A little more than a year ago, our website was hacked - very badly. A few might remember that inncident. It was not a happy time at DP.

    Well, because of that we implimented a very strong malicious script checker (virus checker) that watches for events. Often that is the reason why the site is slow. Well, a few weeks ago we decided to go to another malicious checker that can tell us much more info and it was less of a burden on the server. It can close ports and 'quranteen' files. It worked - too well.

    It actually ended up quanteeing the entire server - including the backups!!

    So, the awesome team at hostdime.com was able to fix the issue by reloading the server with newer OS and then copy individually the files needed for DP to run.

    It was a very long process that took them over 16 hours.
    Quite a few posts "disappeared". I thought the NSA had come in and erased all sensitive terrorist related topics lol.

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