Author Topic: Stupid Long Downtime  (Read 2881 times)

ProdigySim

  • *
  • Posts: 1233
    • View Profile
Stupid Long Downtime
« 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.

ika

  • **
  • Posts: 70
  • it's a squid くコ:彡
    • View Profile
Re: Stupid Long Downtime
« Reply #1 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

Kissme

  • *
  • Posts: 736
  • Caster
    • View Profile
Re: Stupid Long Downtime
« Reply #2 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 :')

Visor

  • *
  • Posts: 1149
    • View Profile
    • Steam Profile
Re: Stupid Long Downtime
« Reply #3 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.
$10 says you aren't anywhere near a controlling position of the L4D3 scene in any continent when it happens.

Thing is he does what he wants, cause his able to and we are letting him do that. He abuses hes place and power in this community and people like me get banned for no reason. Only thing visor wants is more and more control so he can do what ever he wants.

dping

  • ****
  • Posts: 328
    • View Profile
Re: Stupid Long Downtime
« Reply #4 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"
dPing

ProdigySim

  • *
  • Posts: 1233
    • View Profile
Re: Stupid Long Downtime
« Reply #5 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.

 

A dedicated community website to competitive L4D and L4D2, ran by the community, for the community. L4DNation supports all continents of play and focuses on bringing together the community as a whole to a central hub of information.