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Old 09-14-2009, 11:53 PM
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Downtime September 13th - 14th

Hi guys.
As I'm sure you all have noticed, we've had a significant amount of downtime the past couple days. While most of us were excited about the new stuff flowing onto the TC, someone thought it would be funny to try to throw a wrench in our plans. For the past day and a half, we've been under a major DoS attack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack), making the web and database server inaccessible. This caused the TC to go down as well, as it couldn't connect to the database.

I'd like to point out that no data was stolen nor lost; the only thing the attack accomplished was to keep us from using the servers.

We believe the issue to be fixed, though the webserver may go down periodically over the next couple days as we work on ways to increase security.

Thank you for your patience.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 PM
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This explains a lot, I was wondering why I couldn't access the forums to feed my nerdy quest for knowledge on all things SWGemu related
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 PM
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Bastards!!!

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Old 09-14-2009, 11:57 PM
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appreciate the responce, and also hope yall get everything fixed and worked out!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:02 AM
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Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:08 AM
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You'd think we're all here for the same reason, a positive reason, something we all began this as united behind. Yet some people find it paramount to their ego's to stop at nothing to derail us from our goals.

People baffle me.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:11 AM
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you'd think we're all here for the same reason, a positive reason, something we all began this as united behind. Yet some people find it paramount to their ego's to stop at nothing to derail us from our goals.

People baffle me.
qfe
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:11 AM
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sounds like they may have identified possible security issues. Thanks for bug testing?
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:13 AM
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You'd think we're all here for the same reason, a positive reason, something we all began this as united behind. Yet some people find it paramount to their ego's to stop at nothing to derail us from our goals.

People baffle me.
I Agree! but you know how some people can be.. more than likely its someone who doesnt want to see the emu completed (SWGemu haters -aKa- people who still support the NGE...etc.) Either that or just someone trying to be funny.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:13 AM
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bet there was someone at SoE's HQ giggling while starting the DoS attack.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:13 AM
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You'd think we're all here for the same reason, a positive reason, something we all began this as united behind. Yet some people find it paramount to their ego's to stop at nothing to derail us from our goals.

People baffle me.
I guess every positive has a negative.


Good luck with the security guys. As others have said, keep up the good work.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:14 AM
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sounds like they may have identified possible security issues. Thanks for bug testing?
Yea... not on the webserver please. We'd rather you contact us if you believe there's a security issue.

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bet there was someone at SoE's HQ giggling while starting the DoS attack.
While I'm sure SOE is not thrilled with our progress, I highly doubt they'd risk legal action by encouraging such acts.

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Old 09-15-2009, 12:21 AM
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Thanks for the info.

*goes back to hitting login repeatedly*

It's like launch day...
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:23 AM
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lol why would someone DOS Emu?
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:23 AM
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thanks for being ever-vigilant phantm and co.
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