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ThrillNetwork
05-07-2001, 10:39 PM
Just to let everyone know what has been happening to the site. Our server got a DoS (Denial of Service) attack tonight from 8:30 - 10:30pm. That's what the disruption was. In a denial of service attack, the user sends several authentication requests to the server, filling it up. All requests have false return addresses, so the server can't find the user when it tries to send the authentication approval. The server waits, sometimes more than a minute, before closing the connection. When it does close the connection, the attacker sends a new batch of forged requests, and the process begins again--tying up the service indefinitely. Please take the time to spread this around the board and make sure people are aware that it was an attack. It looks like its over.
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<BR>Alex
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<BR>Follow this link to learn more about DoS attacks
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