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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

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    We've been hit with DOS attacks which is bogging the server down, and after the hosting company has struggled to take care of it we have made arrangements to migrate the board off of the server. I will begin the process as soon as possible to be ready for this weekend. In the meantime you can reach me at Ian@PatsFans.net if anyone wants updated information, as this forum will be intermittant at best.

    Ian

    (Who hates hackers with too much time on their hands)
     
  2. PrairiePat

    PrairiePat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Denial of Service. Bombarding the server with unwanted traffic, usually.
     
  3. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Amen. I've started using Firefox, with nice results, because my IE browser had slowed to a crawl with probable viruses. I firmly believe any such jerks that are apprehended should get jailtime. Good luck getting things back to normal. I know it ain't easy, albeit much appreciated. Go Patriots!
     
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    Sorry for your trouble. Thanks for keeping up this great site!
     
  5. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    So, who do you think launched the attack? Colts fans? Raiders fans? Jets fans? Bills fans? Hmmm, there are a lot of suspects. Maybe Polian did it.
     
  6. lobster

    lobster On the Game Day Roster

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    It doesn't matter who - it's a federal crime. I suggest turning it over to federal investigators to track down the criminal.
     
  7. patsfan13

    patsfan13 Hall of Fame Poster PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Nasty stuff, I wish this moron could be caught.

    Thanks for your efforts Ian.
     
  8. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I agree...thanks..have missed the site...immensely
     
  9. psychoPat

    psychoPat Role Player PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I say, drawing and quartering is too good for them.
    But that's just me ... and them.

    For first time, this caused me to LOOK IN ON
    two other sites for Pats fans.
    Nice that they were up
    and found a few familiar fingerprints
    but NOTHING LIKE PatsFans.com !
     
  10. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    DOS attacks have been going on for a long time now. It's one of the oldest and cheapest bs thing u can do to a server. Unfortunately, people causing it may be unwitting participants. Because Windows and IE are so plagued with security flaws. They could have a trojan on their PC right now that is being used to ping servers for DOS. I'm so glad I use a Mac. But, for those who don't I suggest checking that your software firewall is turned on or better yet installing something like NOD 32 or a free traffic monitor like Zone Alarm which will alert you to any traffic in or out of your PC. All Broadband users should be using a router. Regardless if they are only connecting 1 computer.

    It's been really frustrating not to be able to read posts this week of all weeks. :mad:
     
  11. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I got so desperate I actually started reading the finheaven forums. It was a sad time for me.
     
  12. Zuma

    Zuma Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Ian...thanks again.
     
  13. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Bless you and I hope you were able to remove any lingering aromas of that place. I had a similar fate, stuck at home overseeing some major landscaping overhaul. I knew I'd make a pain in the ass of myself, talking to them about whether to use a rainbird or an impact type sprinkler on the dahlias without the Pats forum to read and write in. I finally found Patriots Planet and they were really hospitable. All's well that ends well.
     
  14. Gumby

    Gumby 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I was gone to Ireland for a couple of days touring and couldn't even watch the Minny game. I finally got to a hotel internet terminal and tried to find out score and what was up when I couldn't get in to the website.

    That is when I realized I had never kept Ians email or any other way to find out what happened to the site.

    ESPN and NFL.com just couldn't satisfy my patriots fix requirement.

    God Bless Ian and all who keep this site working smoothly.

    A plague on all you hackers and others who somehow think destroying is more valuable than creating.
     
  15. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    F*ck jailtime. How about they get a 1:1 session , in the real world, with the owner and some of this site's more "robust" posters?
     
  16. TomBrady'sGoat

    TomBrady'sGoat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    LOL, I was spending some time at a Bills forum. They were like "wtf, we aren't playing you guys, don't you have a Patriots forum to hang out at."

    Jets fans are new yorkers and Miami fans seem infantile and obnoxious. Bills fans are a breath of fresh air compared to them.
     
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    taltos Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Thank you Ian for fixing the site, really missed it. If you catch the scumbag who did this, lock him in a room with NEM for 2 days. He will never do it again.
     

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