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justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
kudos:15
Reviews:
·iiNet

4 recommendations

Todays DDOS (site down)

Hey, glad to see you got here, by hook or by crook.

So we have a pesky DDOS and it is still on the curve upwards, over 1000 IPs so far and any which of them will attempt to hammer or occupy request slots.

Sad and annoying but thems the breaks on the internetz

It started at 4am eastern and got worse as time wore on.

I've mitigated it enough to serve pages (the site-is-down message) but the front-end is currently too slow dealing with the dregs to handle real pages.. hence the need to bring up the site on another IP address if only for members.



LBDSL
Lightning Bolt

join:2002-01-07
Auburn Hills, MI

Keep up the hard work



justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
kudos:15
Reviews:
·iiNet

The traffic is small in size, but is entirely composed of tiny open-connection requests from an ever growing list of IPs. I'm black holing about 5 new ones a minute and we're over 1100 now.

»i.dslr.net/stats/eth0-day.gif

Now I'll have time to try a different front-end server that may be more resistant to the type of open connection request this botnet is employing.



izy
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
endless loop
kudos:2
reply to justin

And why on earth would someone feel the need to do this I will never figure it out...

Fame? nope... Fortune? nope... Taking it in the rear after you drop the soap? Ding ding ding!!!

Thanks for all the effort Justin. I was heartbroken when i sat down with my cup of coffee this morning to read the front page only to find the site down message.



justin
..needs sleep
Australian
join:1999-05-28
kudos:15

4 recommendations

We are back @ www.dslreports.com , I've managed to mitigate it better this time, although the flood continues.



33591094

join:2002-11-19
Canada
reply to justin

It's nice and peppy for me, currently.

Glad you're back - my morning surf was thrown right off (but only for a couple of hours)



jabarnut
Light Years Away
Premium,MVM
join:2005-01-22
Galaxy M31
kudos:2
reply to justin

Thanks justin.
What a PITA huh?

I never realize how much I miss this place until I go to log in and it ain't here.
--
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.



LBDSL
Lightning Bolt

join:2002-01-07
Auburn Hills, MI
reply to justin

said by justin:

We are back @ www.dslreports.com , I've managed to mitigate it better this time, although the flood continues.
I get timeouts using dslreport.com, the IP given earlier still works fine.
--
Lightning Bolt Technologies


Jeffrey
Connoisseur of leisurely things
Premium
join:2002-12-24
Long Island
kudos:3
Reviews:
·voip.ms
·Verizon FiOS
·Vonage
reply to justin

Site is responding pretty well for me here. Like someone else said, I load up CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and BBR in no particular order every AM when I get to work for 5-10 mins just to check the headlines. Bummed when I saw the message here.

Went on to read about some 21 year old woman suing AA for an issue on her plane...

Glad the site is back!
--
And so castles made of sand, slip into the sea, eventually.

I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.



CalamityJane
Premium,MVM
join:2002-08-27
Eustis, FL
kudos:8

3 recommendations

reply to justin

Glad we are back!

And blogged here FYI:
»www.lavasoft.com/company/blog/?p=360



plk
Premium
join:2002-04-20
united state
reply to justin

Keep up the fine work. I call this place home.



Doctor Four
My other vehicle is a TARDIS
Premium
join:2000-09-05
Dallas, TX

1 edit
reply to justin

Who would have the motivation (and the means, apparently)
to DDoS BBR?

Adware purveyors, VXers, criminal scam gangs, the RBN
(Russian Business Network)?

Any and perhaps even all of the above.

As has happened in the past with security & anti-spam/scam
sites, BBR may have been targeted by one of these groups
of criminals who don't like their operations being outed.
--
"The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots." - Doctor Who (from Robot)



La Luna
RIP Lisa
Premium
join:2001-07-12
Warwick, NY
kudos:3
reply to justin

Well, I missed the, errr, "excitement", but things seem good now.

Glad to see somone apparently has nothing better to do with their life than mess with DSLR.



kkb
Object of the Panopticon

join:2000-06-11
Colorado
reply to justin

Welcome back Justin! Thank you for your effort and the great site.



Bubba17
Less is More
Premium
join:2006-09-21
reply to justin

said by justin:

We are back @ www.dslreports.com , I've managed to mitigate it better this time, although the flood continues.
Great work, justin.

From here, you're riding extra tall in the saddle.
--
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything" --Wyatt Earp


La Luna
RIP Lisa
Premium
join:2001-07-12
Warwick, NY
kudos:3
reply to justin

I wonder if this had anything to do with it?

»site being DDOS??



koitsu
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-16
Mountain View, CA
kudos:23
reply to justin

Grah, that really sucks guys. :-(

As a fellow SA, my UNIX flag is at half-mast for you. (Good lord that sounds phallic...) Don't let this crap get your spirits down.
--
Making life hard for others since 1977.
I speak for myself and not my employer/affiliates of my employer.



dliw
Premium
join:2003-03-09
Valhalla
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Atlantic Broadband
reply to kkb

said by kkb:

Welcome back Justin! Thank you for your effort and the great site.
Hear~Hear!


chaud
Serious Business

join:2004-07-09
Anderson, SC
reply to justin

Glad to see it functioning again.



pokesph
It Is Almost Fast
Premium
join:2001-06-25
Sacramento, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to justin

hey it's just good training..
we've all had to deal with these stupid script-kiddies / botnets, but hey look at from the positive side, you get to train on your defenses, gain anice list of compromised IPs and so on.

Good job so far too.. only saw an error page a few times since I've woken up (6 am PDT) here



exocet_cm
Free at last, free at last
Premium
join:2003-03-23
New Orleans, LA
kudos:3

2 edits
reply to justin

Click for full size
Grab your laptops and remote-bots, lets hunt some DDOS'ers!

doppler

join:2003-03-31
Blue Point, NY
reply to justin

I always thought you can turn the tables on these guys.

A couple of times I ran a small limited FTP for a few forum
friends. To pass about a couple of large files. I only
limited to 2 open connections and not anon. Of course some
jerks, would not follow the 2 rules.

Since this was a while back. And they all were running
windoze boxes. Simple ping-of-death was possible, to knock
off the offender.

I know, you will not get the botmaster. But maybe a few
slaves would wonder why they froze and fix there damn systems.

Maybe I am being to simplistic and assuming some intelligence
of the end-parties.



agaprazr
What...Me Worry?
Premium
join:2005-01-08
Salem, OR
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to justin

Missed the excitement, but glad it was fixed by the time I logged on this morning. It is good to know that BBR has such a competent staff to take care of problems like this. Thanks for your hard work Justin.
--
...and the greatest of these is love. 1Cor.13:13



ptrowski
Got Helix?
Premium
join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
kudos:4
reply to justin

I will chime in also and say thanks for the hard work Justin. There have been some truly great things to come out of many of the forums here over the years, especially in the security forum, and it looks like someone got a bit pissy and wanted revenge.

Thanks for keeping the site going!



MagMan
Life is simpler when you tell the truth.
Premium
join:2003-10-01
Westlake, OH
reply to justin

I missed the whole thing oh well.

Running fine here thanks.



Name Game
Premium
join:2002-07-07
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:7

2 edits
reply to justin

Click for full size
Some members over in the UK still can not get to the DSLR either with the DNS or URL

NICK ADSL UK asked me to post this for you as his trace route.

hmm..I see he is not alone in the problem reaching us..

last post for the ukchat forum was 18th Mar 09:45PM
»UK Chat

last for the ukboardband forum was 17th Mar 04:44AM

»UK Broadband

--
Gladiator Security Forum »www.gladiator-antivirus.com/
Missing Kids
»www.missingkids.com/


poacher 1rtd
Premium
join:2004-02-25
oxford UK

1 edit

1 recommendation


I`ve got no problems getting the forum from the UK.
Its running perfectly, I`ve been getting it off and on most of the day.

Keep up the good work justin, glad we`re back.



lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Premium,Mod
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to justin

Way to go


There's no place like home ;)


sansri88
digital is here
Premium
join:2005-12-17
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to justin

Way to go Justin! It felt weird not being able to check BBR in the morning before school, now that they blocked it there.

Btw, article at The Register here: »www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/19···_attack/



Anonymous_
Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-21
127.0.0.1
kudos:2

1 edit
reply to La Luna

yes the fourms were getting upto 40,000 hits per min that day
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Underwater bogeyman continues secret mission...