Statement on the recent downtime

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Postby Zarel » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:22 am

Hello, guys!

I'm Zarel, your friendly neighborhood PS programmer!

We've had a lot of problems recently. :( An attacker decided to DDoS us the same week my computer broke, so I had to deal with both things at the same time. Fortunately, I've had Joim, chaos, and bmelts to help me. Special thanks to Joim, who lives across the world from me and took care of the server while I was sleeping. The staff called us a "PS SWAT team" for the way Joim and I dealt with the attacker, which made me pretty happy.

Throughout all this, there were several times when I said "Yay, everything's fixed now!" and then five minutes later, the server crashed again. I'm sorry about those. :( That's the problem with being attacked, though: You block one attack, and they attack something else.

The good news is, after my latest fix, our attacker seems to have run out of ways to attack us that we haven't fixed, so he seems to have given up. The server hasn't had any stability problems for the past day! :D

Anyway, I'm going to close a bunch of existing threads on the downtime, so we can all discuss it here.
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Postby Scene » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:32 am

Thanks Zarel! Nice to know what's going on n_n
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Postby YourBoss » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:02 am

Thanks Zarel and everyone else who helped fixing PS! Without you guys we would probably all leave PS! now. Thank you to all of the hard works and effort you guys did. Hope the server and PS! will improve and get better with less (no) attack in the future! Keep up the good work! :D
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Postby Kingler12345 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:37 am

Finally people will stop complaining about the server being down. Great job zarel, keep up the good work! ^^
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Postby Saverdien » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:50 pm

So is showdown down from a Ddos attack again?
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Postby Relados » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:59 pm

Saverdien wrote:So is showdown down from a Ddos attack again?


We're experiencing heavy lag again, so possibly.
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Postby PlasmaKirby » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:17 pm

Well. Hopefully this gets fixed soon. Keep it up admins.
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Postby ArkWelder » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:20 am

Zarel OP, plz put in ubers
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Postby Egyptian » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:13 am

Keep up the good work Swat Team
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Postby PlasmaKirby » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:22 pm

Oh for Bidoof's sake. We are experiencing much MOAR & Heavier lag this time. Ugh. At least you admins are working really hard to stop this. Keep it up ya'll
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