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Back Room => Updates and Upsets => Topic started by: Rick on Nov 04, 2017, 09:42:26

Title: Problems on 3rd/4th November 2017
Post by: Rick on Nov 04, 2017, 09:42:26
The websites and email were down between approximately 15:30 on 3rd November and 08:15 on 4th November.

(http://gallery.orpington-astronomy.org.uk/albums/userpics/10004/daily-oas-20171104.png)

I've asked for an explanation from Euro-Space, but while the service was down I couldn't find information anywhere.

I will also be looking for alternative web-hosting providers...
Title: Re: Problems on 3rd/4th November 2017
Post by: Apophis on Nov 04, 2017, 10:24:41
Could it have been a DoS attack?
Roger
Title: Re: Problems on 3rd/4th November 2017
Post by: Rick on Nov 04, 2017, 10:54:29
I have exactly no information about the cause of the outage yet. As far as I can tell, the hosting service's entire system was down. A DoS attack? A complete power outage? A severed network cable? A disgruntled employee having some fun on their last day? Anything is possible. Speculation is probably a waste of time. I am waiting for a reply to my ticket...
Title: Re: Problems on 3rd/4th November 2017
Post by: Rick on Nov 04, 2017, 11:37:53
Circumstantial evidence gathered so far suggests physical system down-time was the primary problem.