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September 17, 2014, 02:38:26 PM
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According to CCN (cryptocoinnews) there is DDoS attack on bitcoin.org right now
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September 17, 2014, 02:39:52 PM
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The site is unreachable from here

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September 17, 2014, 02:42:20 PM
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does this benefit the miners?
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September 17, 2014, 02:48:38 PM
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does this benefit the miners?

no - bitcoin.org =/= mining pool so it benefits no one in the mining difficulty sense of things.  it may muck up a new user who found this link from someone irl and want to discover btc but luckily there are places like here that can bring them up to speed.

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September 17, 2014, 02:51:30 PM
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According to CCN (cryptocoinnews) there is DDoS attack on bitcoin.org right now
oops, you're right
i can't access the website
i hope it's not affecting bitcoin price
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September 17, 2014, 03:08:44 PM
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What would hackers gain by a DDoS attack on bitcoin.org? There is nothing there... Just a wiki, right?
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September 17, 2014, 03:11:26 PM
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Probably just some anti-Foundation skiddie who saw this:
  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/2014/09/bitcoin-org-walk-down-memory-lane/

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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September 17, 2014, 03:24:46 PM
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Probably just some anti-Foundation skiddie who saw this:
  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/2014/09/bitcoin-org-walk-down-memory-lane/


I think the first thing to do once the site's up again is to check the links then  Roll Eyes
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September 17, 2014, 03:29:58 PM
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Probably just some anti-Foundation skiddie who saw this:
  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/2014/09/bitcoin-org-walk-down-memory-lane/


So you are saying it is not credible that the site is sponsored by the Foundation but claims it is completely independent ... and now people are mad?

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September 17, 2014, 03:42:38 PM
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DDoS is usually a waste of resources. Just have to wait until they tucker themselves out; it's analogous to an angry child.
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September 17, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
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A pointless waste of cycles. If they just wanted to throw away electricity they should have mined alts.

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September 17, 2014, 04:17:48 PM
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Yup, its not working here as well.  Sad
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September 17, 2014, 04:28:09 PM
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DDoS is usually a waste of resources. Just have to wait until they tucker themselves out; it's analogous to an angry child.

A pointless waste of cycles. If they just wanted to throw away electricity they should have mined alts.

It's usually other peoples' resources, though. I'm getting annoyed with the ease at which DDoS  can be deployed. A way to severely limit this tool from nefarious actors is remove the number of host machines easily susceptible to becoming a bot. This can be done by automatically or easily cleaning up computers compromised by viruses, which I think is possible but requires some well thought out software and hardware designs.
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September 17, 2014, 05:25:28 PM
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Probably just some anti-Foundation skiddie who saw this:
  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/2014/09/bitcoin-org-walk-down-memory-lane/


So you are saying it is not credible that the site is sponsored by the Foundation but claims it is completely independent ... and now people are mad?

The Foundation is welcome to help bitcoin.org.

As for the worry that the Foundation could try to "buy" some control over the website, I was concerned this could happen when we started having recurring costs (server) until we had alternative funding options. So currently, the sponsorship is just a "win-win" for everyone, and the Foundation thus far is only helpful.

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September 17, 2014, 05:30:20 PM
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For the record, we've had DDoS attacks on a regular basis recently and migrated to Black Lotus, but apparently this didn't help as the attackers started using UDP-flood attacks over 10gbps, which is too much for Black Lotus. The very long downtime today was far enough so we switched to other DDoS solutions for now. I'll keep monitoring what works best.

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September 17, 2014, 06:36:59 PM
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 Site still down for me, fucking no life aspies.
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September 17, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
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Site still down for me, fucking no life aspies.

DNS changes may take up to 24-48 hours before being deployed worldwide.

If you ping bitcoin.org, what IP do you get? ( should be 199.83.129.139 or 199.83.131.8 )

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September 17, 2014, 09:40:47 PM
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maybe the start of the domino falling. Cool Cool

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September 17, 2014, 09:47:50 PM
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use alternative way to download client ... https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=655359.msg8581889#msg8581889
you can monitoring the unavailable of a site here : http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/bitcoin.org.html
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September 17, 2014, 09:53:32 PM
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Site still down for me, fucking no life aspies.

DNS changes may take up to 24-48 hours before being deployed worldwide.

If you ping bitcoin.org, what IP do you get? ( should be 199.83.129.139 or 199.83.131.8 )

Did not you employ Cloudflare or any other CDN to deal with DDOS ?

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