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April 29, 2006

Hosting Matters Hit by DOS Attack

The Good Folks at Wizbang explained why my site was down yesterday.

The reason for the problem: Hosting Matters is experiencing a Denial of Service attack. They're working to block it now.

More info on DoS attacks: Wikipedia: Denial-of-service attack.

UPDATE at 4/28/06 8:43:47 am:

Although LGF is also at Hosting Matters, we were moved to a different network after experiencing a similar attack. (That's why we're still up.)

UPDATE at 4/28/06 8:48:17 am:

I may have spoken too soon; some parts of the LGF system are beginning to act a bit flaky.

UPDATE at 4/28/06 9:27:25 am:

The attack reportedly originates in Saudi Arabia.

My site was very flaky yesterday and this explains why. Lots of blogs are hosted at Hosting Matters and they have been an awesome host for me. DOS attacks are just plain mean. I hope that Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia is not upset anything posted at Ski Blog. The last thing I need is a cyber-jihad declared on my site. I mean, I supported the indoor ski area in Dubai. What more can a skier like me do?

I'll admit that I did watch the recent South Park episode with Mohammed in it, so maybe it has something to do with that. Good times! But we are back up and running now.

Posted by Justin at April 29, 2006 06:37 PM