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Unscheduled Downtime - 22/08/2014

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Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#41 - 2014-08-21 23:06:29 UTC
Thatt Guy wrote:

Nope, I wrongly assumed that a multi-million dollar company, that only offers their product online, could actually keep their service online.


DDOS = Distributed Denial of Service

the key part is "Distributed"
definition --> see 3.a


What that all means in English

Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of computers are being used to overload CCP's network infrastructure by bombarding it with data transmission requests.

This means legitimate users (that's us btw) cannot access it, because it's overloaded.



You don't prevent these attacks by turning a computer off and back on again.



Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#42 - 2014-08-21 23:14:41 UTC



Wurd!

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.

Thatt Guy
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#43 - 2014-08-21 23:16:48 UTC
Suck up harder, there might be an ISK Scorpion in it for you! (hey worked before right?)


/done arguing with fanboys that will brown-nose no matter what, enjoy your circle-jerk.

Haters gonna hate, Trolls gonna troll.

crimsonshank
Percussus Resurgo.
#44 - 2014-08-21 23:18:52 UTC
Thatt Guy wrote:
CCP rakes in millions and millions a year, yet they can't defend a ddos attack.


If the company made that much in revenue don't you think they would hire people who work in the industry and not it's subscriber base *CoughCCPRISE,CCPSOUNDWAVECough*
Elisk Skyforge
State War Academy
#45 - 2014-08-21 23:23:11 UTC
Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#46 - 2014-08-21 23:24:18 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Tyrozan
Thatt Guy wrote:
Suck up harder, there might be an ISK Scorpion in it for you! (hey worked before right?)


/done arguing with fanboys that will brown-nose no matter what, enjoy your circle-jerk.




Actually I'm ridiculing your ineptitude and stupidity.
I am as I type, still sniggering at your buffoonery.



I know, it's very wrong of me.
I am a bad person for mocking the afflicted.
Owin Forsyth
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#47 - 2014-08-21 23:34:08 UTC
Xercodo wrote:
Thatt Guy wrote:
Sorry I didn't know that a ddos is the unstoppable beast that haunts the internet and nothing can stop it! Roll

Boy I'm sure glad you cleared that up!



I instead challenge you to provide a method or an example of one that was able to stop one.


There are several companies that provide DDoS protection, just do a Google search 'DDoS Protection'. One such company is VeriSign, a well known international company.

As far as what one can do in the event of a DDoS attack, you can also try Google and Wikipedia, The info below is a c&p of a small section of that page from Wikipedia. You'll need to go to Wikipedia for more detailed information.

"Handling
Defensive responses to denial-of-service attacks typically involves the use of a combination of attack detection, traffic classification and response tools, aiming to block traffic that they identify as illegitimate and allow traffic that they identify as legitimate"

Companies can also buy insurance against such attacks.

DDoS is nothing new, it is quite old school really, and there's lots of information on the net about it, how to prevent it, and how to stop it.

Zero Vigilant
Titanium Resolve
#48 - 2014-08-21 23:52:30 UTC
https://twitter.com/LizardSquad/status/502548631204159488

Someone is messing with the wrong people...

One does not simply interrupt our internet spaceships

and I would like to thank CCP for their hard work to ensure that our internet spaceships remain to be a reality.
nm Kain
BOVRIL bOREers Mining CO-OP
Goonswarm Federation
#49 - 2014-08-21 23:52:37 UTC
Throughout the day the servers have been terribly unstable and it seems to be continuing into the night. Is CCP going to fix this DDoS crap or are we destined to be unable to play for days? It's seriously not hard to safeguard against a DDoS.
Rhivre
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#50 - 2014-08-21 23:56:55 UTC
Owin Forsyth wrote:
Xercodo wrote:
Thatt Guy wrote:
Sorry I didn't know that a ddos is the unstoppable beast that haunts the internet and nothing can stop it! Roll

Boy I'm sure glad you cleared that up!



I instead challenge you to provide a method or an example of one that was able to stop one.


There are several companies that provide DDoS protection, just do a Google search 'DDoS Protection'. One such company is VeriSign, a well known international company.

As far as what one can do in the event of a DDoS attack, you can also try Google and Wikipedia, The info below is a c&p of a small section of that page from Wikipedia. You'll need to go to Wikipedia for more detailed information.

"Handling
Defensive responses to denial-of-service attacks typically involves the use of a combination of attack detection, traffic classification and response tools, aiming to block traffic that they identify as illegitimate and allow traffic that they identify as legitimate"

Companies can also buy insurance against such attacks.

DDoS is nothing new, it is quite old school really, and there's lots of information on the net about it, how to prevent it, and how to stop it.




And the last couple of times, most users didn't even notice a hiccup.

Show me a 100% every time guaranteed method.
Yang Aurilen
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#51 - 2014-08-22 00:02:04 UTC
nm Kain wrote:
Throughout the day the servers have been terribly unstable and it seems to be continuing into the night. Is CCP going to fix this DDoS crap or are we destined to be unable to play for days? It's seriously not hard to safeguard against a DDoS.


If seriously not hard to safeguard against a DDoS is pulling the plug on your internet connection yes it's not that hard to protect your internet space ship game against a DDoS. That's what one European country did.Roll It was Estonia I think.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Netan MalDoran
Reveka.
NullSechnaya Sholupen
#52 - 2014-08-22 00:10:40 UTC
Everyone here does realize that you can still log in through the 'evefile' in the Bin while the launcher doesn't work right? (Provided that you're not using steam). Server stability is still questionable though.

"Your security status has been lowered." - Hell yeah it was!

Falcon's truth

Kudoku
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#53 - 2014-08-22 00:11:26 UTC
Netan MalDoran wrote:
Everyone here does realize that you can still log in through the 'evefile' in the Bin while the launcher doesn't work right? (Provided that you're not using steam). Server stability is still questionable though.


i have steam. i bypass the launcher. :)
Ashlar Maidstone
MoonFyre BattleGroup Holdings
#54 - 2014-08-22 00:22:05 UTC
Hi CCP, and fellow internet spaceship friends, Knoxville Tn., reinstalling Eve because of the DDoS attack, makes for a long day when this comes up, and my hat's off to CCP for working so hard to get this taken care of! 07!
CCP Falcon
#55 - 2014-08-22 00:32:41 UTC
UPDATE - 00:30 - TRANQUILITY IS NOW STABLE AND ACCEPTING CONNECTIONS AGAIN

Hey guys,

TQ is stable again, and should be performing fine.

We're sincerely sorry for the issues that the DDoS attacks caused. Sad

Have a great evening with internet spaceships!

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

Sirinda
Ekchuah's Shrine Comporium
#56 - 2014-08-22 00:34:23 UTC
You banned Somer yesterday. Coincidence?

#callingitnow
Parthannun Solette
Destructive Influence
Northern Coalition.
#57 - 2014-08-22 00:37:14 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
UPDATE - 00:30 - TRANQUILITY IS NOW STABLE AND ACCEPTING CONNECTIONS AGAIN

Hey guys,

TQ is stable again, and should be performing fine.

We're sincerely sorry for the issues that the DDoS attacks caused. Sad

Have a great evening with internet spaceships!


thanks CCP Falcon your awesome
Yang Aurilen
Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry
Templis CALSF
#58 - 2014-08-22 00:39:26 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
UPDATE - 00:30 - TRANQUILITY IS NOW STABLE AND ACCEPTING CONNECTIONS AGAIN

Hey guys,

TQ is stable again, and should be performing fine.

We're sincerely sorry for the issues that the DDoS attacks caused. Sad

Have a great evening with internet spaceships!


Should have announced no SP reimbursement. Because we'll see a flood of entitled jackasses asking for SP because REASONS.Roll

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

45thtiger 0109
Pandemic Legion
#59 - 2014-08-22 00:39:44 UTC
Ahazul De'Virr wrote:
Hi

What about ship losses due to ddos attack ? Are they will be reimbursed?

best regards

//Ahazul


Umm nope there is no reimbursement as it is outside CCP control.

If you want reimbursement go to the DDos hackers and ask the for your reimbursement for the lost ships Big smile

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45thtiger 0109
Pandemic Legion
#60 - 2014-08-22 00:41:17 UTC  |  Edited by: 45thtiger 0109
Shocked

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