L4DNation

L4DNation => Announcements => Topic started by: ProdigySim on June 24, 2014, 12:16:14 pm

Title: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: ProdigySim on June 24, 2014, 12:16:14 pm
Hey guys! Sorry about the massive downtime. It's not really clear what the issue was this time (I think my webhost thinks their support ticket responses are 140 character tweets), but I've enhanced the security/performance of L4DNation a bit while putting it back up.

Hopefully we won't have downtime like that again, and if we do I've got plans to mitigate it much quicker next time.

In the mean time, welcome back! Sorry about the mess!

P.S. For a brief amount of time, l4dnation was redirecting to some Chinese-English Translation page.... That was a fun one! Just some bad DNS entries, though, that's all.
Title: Re: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: ika on June 24, 2014, 12:33:52 pm
Thanks to everyone who puts work in to keep this site going, glad to see it back :3
Title: Re: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: Kissme on June 24, 2014, 12:54:51 pm
I'm just happy it's back.  Made streaming/casting a huge hassle without this place.

Dis is home :')
Title: Re: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: Visor on June 24, 2014, 02:55:16 pm
Can I ask for the forum database backup? Afaik the passwords are hashed with salt, so that shouldn't be a matter of concern. I just want to create a mirror and preserve all the useful stuff.

Sorry but I think the downtime is gonna repeat again and I don't think there are effective ways to combat it without investing money into DDoS protection. The latter is not an issue for me.
Title: Re: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: dping on June 24, 2014, 04:01:12 pm
So the website had the same problem as your l4d installation?  I shall dub thee "the psim Chinese-english bug"
Title: Re: Stupid Long Downtime
Post by: ProdigySim on June 24, 2014, 04:08:58 pm
Can I ask for the forum database backup? Afaik the passwords are hashed with salt, so that shouldn't be a matter of concern. I just want to create a mirror and preserve all the useful stuff.

Sorry but I think the downtime is gonna repeat again and I don't think there are effective ways to combat it without investing money into DDoS protection. The latter is not an issue for me.
CloudFlare is providing DDoS protection, and we fit their free tier.