Server issues

Announcements and Info
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 17029
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009
Location: FEMA Region VI

Server issues

Postby MaxGravy » Tue Jan 07, 2020

You may have experienced slow response times today and possibly even errors. The site was hammered by a server in Ukraine. IP: and others.

LiquidWeb has always been fast to respond (and I highly recommend them for your serving needs). Today they increased security and made changes to our server. These changes might block real users from Ukraine but I doubt they will cause any issues for most folks here. If you do have issues, please let me know!

Here's the last update from LiquidWeb:

Thank you for that information. I installed our ModSecurity rules and also set LFD to check for and block IP addresses for ModSecurity errors. This should hopefully help keep the server more stable and protect it from abuse. ModSecurity may block legitimate requests as well, so please let me know if you notice any errors when using the site, and we should be able to create whitelists for any false-positives we come across. Also please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
I'm clearly not very bright.

User avatar
Spiritual Supporter
Posts: 6201
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009
Location: Manassas,VA

Re: Server issues

Postby fredzoyt » Tue Jan 07, 2020

Thanks for the heads up Boss Man. Appreciate everything you do to keep us sheltered.

Phil. 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

User avatar
Gold Supporter
Posts: 5387
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010
Location: Santa Maria, CA area

Re: Server issues

Postby b4/Vj()z » Tue Jan 07, 2020

MaxGravy wrote:You may have experienced slow response times today and possibly even errors. The site was hammered by a server in Ukraine.

They must've had us confused with Hillary!
Socialism – ideas so good, they have to be mandatory
Image Image

User avatar
Turtle Supporter
Posts: 2114
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014
Location: In Arkansas

Re: Server issues

Postby AGhead » Tue Jan 07, 2020

Site was spuddering around on me most of AM, died completely on me once. All good now.
Ditto on the thanks for yall's expert work :clap:
Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."

Gold Supporter
Posts: 1439
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014
Location: Illinois

Re: Server issues

Postby Recluse » Tue Jan 07, 2020

I haven't had any issues today. For the past two or three weeks I randomly get a web page crash resulting in a page of what looks like a hex dump.

Return to “BS News!”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest