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Old 02-13-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
joe2288
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Question Is Project Avalon under attack again.

I have been having trouble logging in to Avalon is it under attack again, or is this

just random maintenance. This is the first time I have been able to log in

today.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

It's probably not related, but Prison Planet forums have been hacked at the same time the forums were down here:
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index....7992#msg947992
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This is insane they have like 20,000+ unencrypted names, usernames and email addresses up on Rapidshare, I just downloaded it. This is a total pissoff
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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Not just you, joe2288. I've had no trouble logging on, when the site is up, but it's been down a lot of 2 days
(yesterday/today), not loading for me. This is what one status looked like about an hour ago.

185 (23 members and 162 guests)
Most users ever online was 761, 12-10-2009 at 09:53 PM.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:00 PM   #4
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Idk, that just raises more questions if only certain people are getting in, maybe

they are testing there capabilities of restricting access in certain regions of the

planet.

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

I couldn't get in for over an hour. I read PC are upgrading the site over this week . I wondered if that was it but didn't see them post a maintance time.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

The server has had some reliability issues over the last few days. It is being investigated.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:40 AM   #7
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I have experienced problems recently too, including a vBulletin error message about not being able to connect to the database.

@Anchor: any interest in capturing the error messages for debugging purposes?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:50 PM   #8
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

The probing for server vulnerabilities is non stop. Those people look for everything.
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1. High profile sites are viewed as excellent targets. They put more energy in trying to find open doors.
2.If the default database port is open and root has a weak password.
3. If the PHP version has any vulnerabilities.
4.If Mysql version has any vulnerabilities.
5.If the Operating System has any vulnerabilities.
6. Database code not filtered correctly >>"SQL injection refers to the act of someone inserting a MySQL statement to be run on your database without your knowledge."

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

Your post may go deeper than you believe & I already posted something concerning it.

http://projectavalon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20084
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: Is Project Avalon under attack again.

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Idk, that just raises more questions if only certain people are getting in, maybe

they are testing there capabilities of restricting access in certain regions of the

planet.
I believe the issue maybe an upstream provider used by a number of ISPs is having problems. After a period of time the issue is resolved.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:08 PM   #11
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Your post may go deeper than you believe & I already posted something concerning it.

http://projectavalon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20084
From a technical view point, I believe they identify the Hosting company's IP block. From there, the digging begins.
If one can view the server logs, it would probably tell an interesting story.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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let's hope all keeps well.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
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I had some problems too and now I have switched to firefox it is loading faster

Cheers
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #14
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I had some problems too and now I have switched to firefox it is loading faster

Cheers
Interesting , What version of IE were you using before?
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