Was MacRumors Down?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacFan25, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Was it just my browser, or was MacRumors down this morning? I tried to get on Macrumors on Safari and AOL, but for some reason, the site wouldn't come up.
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    It was down for about 12 hours, as far as I can tell...
     
  3. ChicagoMac macrumors regular

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    I was going to ask that too, but you beat me to it. I thought the DSL in my office was messing up again. I couldn't access macrumors for the first month my DSL service was active. Glad it's back up!
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    Yeah I think I remember arn saying something about resetting the server or something, I'll see if I can find the post.
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I talked to arn earlier today...

    there's a bug virus going around...affected the site...

    it's affecting internet servers all over the world actually...been in the news...heh...
     
  6. vniow macrumors G4

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  7. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    yep a bug virus. trippy.


    more info...

    http://www.warp2search.net/article.php?sid=10080&mode=&order=0




    most of the boards i frequent were not loading. i was frekin out man. ive never seen this happen before... i mean when i usually have trouble getting internet access its because of my service but hell ... some of these other sites i went to were comming up... like cnn, foxnews... etc. etc. but all the forum sites were not. i thought the aliens were coming to get us all!

    lol
     
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  9. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    so who did it?

    the commies?


    al qeada?



    saddam hussiens IT guy?



    or some korens?
     
  10. vniow macrumors G4

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    posessed cow geeks
     
  11. howard macrumors 68020

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  12. eric_n_dfw macrumors 65816

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    While I'd love to lie this at M$'s feet - they did, aparently, put out a patch 6 months to a year ago (depending on which report you read) and enough idiot MCSE's didn't bother to install it! :rolleyes:
     
  13. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    hill billies?
     
  14. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    damn infection! this was a hell of a worm- stayed in RAM the whole time. tricky, tricky. thank god i'm back, i've been pestering people all night long... the chat room did come alive for a while tho (hi all :))

    pnw
     
  15. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    it really sucked...I couldn't download any music from emusic.com!! :eek:
     
  16. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Finally! :) I think that's the longest I've gone w/o checking MR for a while. ;)


    Lethal
     
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I thought this thing only was only hitting window machines/servers so that would mean that Mac- - - - - - is not running Macs! WHAT:)
     
  18. ThomasJefferson macrumors 6502

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    Well, that was certainly an entertaining way to spend the day. I wonder, where else would microsoft like to take us today?
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    MacRumors is hosted on a Linux box.

    arn
     
  20. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    The problem can be traced back to m$. Even though they released a patch for it, many IT people are reluctant to install even security patches because of the problems they can cause with their servers. It's given software might have bugs, but m$ should check and double-check, and even triple-check to make sure that their patches work, and don't do more bad than good. It's because of previous buggy patches from m$ that IT guys are hesitant to install these things...
     
  21. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    What's worse. Those people put those SQL Servers up available over the internet. SQL Servers are meant to be a BACK END server. An optimal SQL Server configuration would be:

    Internet -> Firewall -> LAN -> Firewall -> SQL Server

    I was up all night and was shocked Apple Store was affected by this. Their site was down for the majority of the night. Makes me wonder if they are using Microsoft SQL Servers. :eek:

    I personally use Microsoft SQL Server, because it IS the best bang for the buck enterprise solution. Luckily, I wasn't affected one bit by the attacks.

    This is similar to the Code Red attacks. Patches were available months before the attacks, yet there are idiot admins.
     
  22. janey macrumors 603

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    Not a nice thing to say...

    Koreans happen to have the greatest percentage of internet users worldwide but look, America and many other countries have a leser amount of hackers but they're more malicious.

    And I'm not all korean but i find this very offensive.

    And it was a worm :(
     
  23. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I was up all night and was shocked Apple Store was affected by this.

    I believe that this bug slowed internet traffic in general. If a site is already busy, the extra draw from the bug might make a site inconsistantly available.
     
  24. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Maybe someone with deep pockets should give arn $25000 for a few XServes:)
     
  25. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    That's not a good thing. I'm sure that Microsoft.com took as much abuse, if not MUCH more, yet it was up the entire night and it did not receive any performance hit. Engineering the network for speed and response is important. Rejecting traffic for unnecessary ports are important; apparently, Apple did not do this.

    It may be very well that Apple is using Microsoft SQL Server, because if the worm hit inside the corporate walls, it runs amok amongst its own network, thus creating DDoS.

    That sucked bad for Apple. Seeping below 99.97% uptime. Three nines... not so good.
     

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