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Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 4th 2012, 6:48 am

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My forum at www.smokinelite.com is currently under a DDoS attack. I'm sure because it shows 1600+ users on line rather than the usual ~350.

Can anything be done about this?

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Mike on July 4th 2012, 6:46 pm

Okay so here's the dealio.

I went through your CSS and didn't find anything that would be stopping the username colors. However; I did find about 1000 lines of error code in your CSS. So i fixed that for you. :wouhou:

If you want your new CSS its at this link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30174658/newcss.css

and just incase it messes up your design, here's a link to the old CSS too, as a backup:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30174658/oldcss.css

(The links are just CSS.. no viruses and crap. Just the CSS is too long to post as a message.)

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by LGforum on July 4th 2012, 6:51 pm

Forumotion has in place a request limit, basically a DDoS attack would be meaningless. The IP address sending all the requests would hit the limit and basically be locked out of your site for a while everyone else still had access.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 4th 2012, 7:22 pm

Drogba921 wrote:Okay so here's the dealio.

I went through your CSS and didn't find anything that would be stopping the username colors. However; I did find about 1000 lines of error code in your CSS. So i fixed that for you. :wouhou:

If you want your new CSS its at this link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30174658/newcss.css

and just incase it messes up your design, here's a link to the old CSS too, as a backup:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30174658/oldcss.css

(The links are just CSS.. no viruses and crap. Just the CSS is too long to post as a message.)

My CSS Stylesheet is empty (the one I get when I go admin panel > display > colours > CSS Stylesheet). Adding the code you made for me doesn't change anything.

Thank you for fixing the CSS errors. I'm just not sure how to replace the CSS if my CSS Stylesheet is empty as that's the only way I know how to edit CSS for the forum.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Mike on July 4th 2012, 7:23 pm

Paste the CSS in that colors CSS Stylesheet then below it deactivate basic css.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 4th 2012, 7:34 pm


That didn't change anything either. The forum still looks the same and name colours don't work. Maybe the CSS that you modified didn't have forum name colours applied.

What forum names are meant to look like:

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Mike on July 4th 2012, 8:59 pm

yeah for me it's only showing two groups. Have you tried resynching your forum?

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 4th 2012, 9:36 pm


I just tried resynching, no difference Sad

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Mike on July 4th 2012, 9:43 pm

Okay, I've posted this issue so that a Pro admin can see it. You can expect a reply from them tomorrow Wink

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 4th 2012, 9:50 pm


Thanks Drogba921 Smile

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Leviosa on July 5th 2012, 9:56 am

Hello,

I've checked this out with the techs. Neutral

In fact, all your problems came from your groups coloration. What you thought was a malicious attack was actually a technical maintenance in response of problems on the server because of your groups colors.
So, you should change the title of the thread Wink

They have now disabled the functionality in your forum, as they're still working on this issue.
Until further notice, you can't be able to apply these colors.

Thanks for your understanding Smile

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Smokin Mils on July 7th 2012, 11:29 pm

Thank you for the information Leeloo.

My forum is currently down for maintenance, thank you for working on the problem.

EDIT: It's been 3 hours now and we're still under maintenance. Also we're experiencing the same phenomenon as usual where there are ~1500 guests online at once instead of the usual ~300, and they all came on when the maintenance started. If you refresh the homepage a few times the page loads and you can scroll to the bottom and see the impossible number of guests online. Does anyone have an explanation for this?

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Leviosa on July 9th 2012, 12:22 pm

Hello Smile

The maintenance should be over now, right ?


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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Corowns on July 12th 2012, 4:10 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello Smile

The maintenance should be over now, right ?

Hello, I am one of the Admins of Smokinelite.com. Yes the maintenance is over, and I found out why that was occurring. We were infact being botnetted, and the reason I know that is because the bot-netter confronted me about it, and after a long chat, he has decided to stop. He was being paid by another forum community to do these malicious acts, and the reason I know that is because he gave me every bit of information from our forum that could be used for a botnet.

Now on to more pressing issues. While the maintenance has infact stopped, our user colors are still not working properly. In the usergroup panel, it shows all the colors we have set for different ranks of our community, yet they do not show up on the actual forum.

If you guys can fix that issue, we will be fully restored to our previous state.

Thank you guys for the work. I thought it would be a good idea for me to post here as the owner of the forum is currently on vacation, and we look forward to getting this fixed as soon as possible.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Leviosa on July 13th 2012, 12:25 pm

Hello,

The techs are actually trying to fix your issue.

They can't guarantee when you'll have your colors back and, above all, there's no assurance that such malicious attacks won't start again.
I'll let you know if I've any update Wink


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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Leviosa on July 17th 2012, 3:48 pm

The colors of your groups should be enabled now.

Thank you very much !


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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Guest on July 17th 2012, 6:26 pm

Yeah that happened to me last week :/ Around 1:00 Central time zone:
I tried to go on to check it and my site wouldn't load and then said a dns error has happened and i checked my WiFi all good. So i was puzzled :| but i figured it was a update or something as it works fine now.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Corowns on July 18th 2012, 2:18 pm

Yes, all is back to normal now. Thank you guys very much for the work you put into fixing it.

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Re: Under DDoS Attack

Post by Leviosa on July 18th 2012, 2:21 pm

Topic Solved & Locked


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