Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

Fun with DDoS attacks.

LiveJournal's been under attack for the past couple days... worst DDoS attack we've ever experienced (and there have been many).

Much stress. Little sleep. Lots of coffee. 27+ hours of downtime, for much of the net.

But.... we got some excellent help from a number of people (one in particular, whom I owe as a result many a beer) and we're basically ignoring the attack now.

Also, the attack highlighted other bottlenecks, easily fixed once noticed, and the prolonged downtime gave me time to work on things that have been on my list for awhile.

End result: things are faster & more efficient than ever, even though the attack continues.

Thank you, script kiddie. The site's more robust as a result. Now, go get laid. Or--- keep attacking and talking to your owned zombies while the FBI Cybercrimes group works with us tracing things back to you.
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