View Full Version : Blender sites going down

12 December 2004, 12:12 PM
It may be a coincidence, but lately the Blender related web sites has been going down in the most unusual way.

First it was that was hacked and all the forums were erased

then was down

right now is down, and are also all down (these ones are all hosted on the same server I believe).


Hmm.. I know that some community members when out to promote the launch ot 2.36 on various news sites, could it be that backfiring?

12 December 2004, 12:26 PM
Just checked. elYsiun, blender3d and .org are all up. Possibilities: local problem for you; their common hosting service experienced a momentary hiccup. As for, I thought they were offline because they couldn't handle the massive amount of traffic they were getting. They got too popular too fast without the resources to keep up. The yafray forums - were they deliberately hacked? I know that phpBB recently had an exploit surface - if they're using that, perhaps that forgot to patch it up and got hit with one of the thousands of roboslave machine on the net that are hitting my servers every day looking for just such vulnerabilities.

And if it is a coordinated attack, I'd think it would be someone with a grudge. Someone who was slighted before, maybe cast off, and has since acquired new technical skillz and come back for vengeance. I blame Syndrome (or maybe Cubefan).

12 December 2004, 12:35 PM
As of right now 7:34 am Eastern US time, Im unable to reach the MH website at Dedalo.

12 December 2004, 12:42 PM
Works fine for me, and I'm posting only a few minutes after you did...

probably a issue with your local provider...


12 December 2004, 12:45 PM
And now its there. :shrug:

Tom: Yah. Or something!

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