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Board outage, we are aware of the problem.


HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate
Staff member
Super Mod
Oct 2, 1998
We're working on it right now.

Hmmmm, lets see, out of all the accounts on the server only the auctions and the forums (this forum in particular) are affected, hmmmmmmmmm...... makes you wonder.


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com

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Could someone be hacking you guys...KnifeForums is down too...not that I go there often...I just check the Chris Reeve and the MT forum. -AR

[Possibly defamatory suggestion deleted by moderator] -AR

- AKTI Member ID# A000322

- Intelligent men, unfortunately, learn from fools, more often than fools learn from intelligent men.

[This message has been edited by James Mattis (edited 03 August 1999).]
All is well on my end, kudos for the
speedy recovery of this forum.
Excellent work indeed. Man, I hope no one is holding any ill-will towards
Mike or BladeForums as a whole, it
would be a shame to see such a
productive and cordial network of
people be affected by some one-sided
quarrel. Then again, things break,
nothing is immune to an occasional
problem of natural origins, and the
internet is no different I suppose... I hope it was just a mere


Robert Joseph Ansbro

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.
-Stanley Kubrick, 1928-1999
TFL should be just fine, what problems are you experiencing over there, DC?


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com

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Let's keep the high road and not make oblique accusations without evidence. If there is evidence that outages are caused by somebody other than the usual gremlins, the owners of the forum will probably want to discuss it with their attorney. Speculation by the rest of us can't help and might do harm.

AKTI Member # SA00001

The Time displayed on contents page was wrong...when posting, times of posts regressed....i.e say your post prior to mine was at a later time even tho displayed in order....it was down for at least an hour....extremely slow loading....posts didn't register on the counters, only in the actual thread
On the plus side, some of us were forced to actually get some work done today. There was nothing else to do!
You're running two non compiled scripts and they are burning your machine down because you have thousands excecutions an hour into these non compiled scripts. Advice: turn off cookies - the most run script you have and no big loss. You already killed the search - good idea. Get another machine to run CGI. Page View type accounts would not be affected by a cgi strain of course - hence your partial outage.

Ya I got some web site work done!

Actually folks we are going over the logs and we will handle the situation. Sorry about the cause for speculation on our part.

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!

Go ahead Mike, toss your cookies
Sorry, couldn't resist.

"A knifeless man is a lifeless man"
-Nordic proverb

Actually, someone was targeting a specific .cgi file last night with multiple false requests.

When I shut down the board and took some other measures, it was pretty apparrent what was happening since there were a continual stream of requests for this one file, yet the board was shut down... Hmmmmm, wonder why. Good thing I logged the requests, and where they were coming from.

Anyhow, the server is plenty strong enough for these scripts. As in, extra strong, and extra fast, with lots of RAM. When someone attacks, however, that's a different story.... but, we're working on options for that. I've already got some very good leads as to who did this last night, and if all else fails, well, who knows what will happpen.


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com

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This probably explains the problem I had in posting to Walt's M3K thread in the General Forum and finding 15 duplicates today. Unfortunately after deleting a few, the software now tells me I don't have permission (access) to delete any more. Need your help in cleaning things up. Thanks!