Forum Abuse

Forum rules and nettiquette, along with other items of general interest.

Important information about this forum is contained here, and members MUST familiarise themselves with the posts here, as well as what is contained within the FAQ.

Please do not complain if you ask a question regarding a topic covered here or in the FAQ and in response you get a rather brusque, obtuse or sarcastic response. We get sick and tired of answering the same questions, day in, day out, when the answers are clearly published, in plain view, and all that is required is for you to open your eyes and read them!

Moderator: Moderators

Forum rules
Please ensure that you have a meaningful location included in your profile. Please refer to the FAQ for details of what "meaningful" is.

Forum Abuse

Postby gstark on Mon May 06, 2024 10:39 am

Just as a FYI for y'all, and by way of an apology, last week I saw some server abuse by parties just trying to hack into the site. That cause nothing more than performance issues, but it was frustrating enough and continued for several days, so I decided to just shut the site down for several days.

I'm hopeful that the ratbags who try to perpetrate this sort of bullshit just go away, because I truly no longer have the patience for dealing with the crap that others seem to want to cause others for no good reason other than .... well, there's simply no good reason other than these arseholes just like to show off exactly what sort of useless dickheads they really are.

I'm truly hoping that it doesn't recur, because I no longer have the patience nor inclination to deal with this shit.

Cheers.
g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22904
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW

Re: Forum Abuse

Postby zafra52 on Sun May 12, 2024 12:39 pm

Thank you Gary. I guess those bastards must have been trying to steal emails.
User avatar
zafra52
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4799
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:22 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Forum Abuse

Postby gstark on Sun May 12, 2024 2:23 pm

I have no idea as to what they're wanting, but what I was seeing was basicially a denial of service attack, which you can see when the site's performance goes to shit.

I also see it in a couple of other areas; typically errors with the database connectivity due too too many connection attempts.
g.
Gary Stark
Nikon, Canon, Bronica .... stuff
The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it - US Pres. Bartlet
User avatar
gstark
Site Admin
 
Posts: 22904
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Bondi, NSW


Return to Information

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron