All Proxomitron Mirrors Dos Attacked

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  1. cj

    cj Registered Member

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    There is an ongoing issue with all the Proxomitron mirrored sites, as they are currently and have been hit all morning with DoS attacks.. All sites are temporarilly down.

    Here is a message from Scott. R. Lemmon as taken from the Yahoo Group: prox-list: <BLOCKQUOTE><SMALL>quote:</SMALL><HR>Hi all,

    This is a special message to all Prox-List members.

    After checking with all the mirrors I can pretty much be
    certain they're all under some form of DoS attack.
    Unfortunately as Proxomitron's always been hosted on a
    volunteer basis, there's not I can do to fix it. This mostly
    hurts the folks who've been willing to offer hosting for
    Proxomitron, many of whom were already having bandwidth
    troubles.

    I've sent emails to the other main mirrors recommending they
    take down the site for now, but to be honest, under these
    conditions, I don't know if it can ever return.  I'd also
    urge anyone hosting any of the alternate language or other
    Proxomitron related site to carefully watch your logs to
    make sure you don't suddenly get stuck with excess bandwidth
    charges. If possible, save any suspect web logs - it may
    eventually help track down the source (although chances are
    probably slim).

    Also I know many members of this list frequent other groups
    where Proxomitron is discussed. I'd really appreciate it if
    you could post messages to let other people know of the
    situation and why Proxomitron has disappeared so suddenly.
    Right now, Yahoo groups is the only way I have to get a
    message out.

    Thanks everyone,

    Scott<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Keep the peace,

    -cj.- :)
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    It's a crying shame.  Why don't these cretins target porn sites, and do something useful for once with their sad, pathetic and otherwise futile and useless lives?

    Edit for minor typo and added invective.
     
  3. Mike_Healan

    Mike_Healan Registered Member

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    o_O

    I've got those files on my site, albeit very few people know this.  I'll go check my logs in a minute. If someone urgently needs to download them.........
    With the installer: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/downloads/ProxN42.exe
    Without the installer:
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/downloads/ProxN42.zip

    If I see heavy use, I'll take them down.
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Surely porn block lists are ideal ways of finding the nasty stuff without researching it for one's self....

    Blechh.
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    Mike,

    I applaud you!  ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  6. root

    root Registered Member

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    One has to wonder if this is the act of some crackers, hackers, script kiddies, OR a conglomerate of companies that are being hurt by filtering software.
    With the recent appearance of Radlight, I fear we may be seeing the beginning of the internet community fighting back.  :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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