gazurtoids wrote:Just tried a change of approach: you have to answer an LUFC-related question before you can register. Began to wonder if that period of the server getting hammered was a brute force attempt at cracking those questions. Some have really short answers like "white" or "LS110ES" so it's not implausible that they could have succeeded...
Anyway, since the spam started flooding in in the wake of that, I've changed the questions to have more complex answers. But it might just invite another hack-attack when it's clear it's been changed...
the flying pig wrote:no biggie I don't think but all of the PMs in my inbox, and hence all of my rec'd PMs, are no longer there. I may have wiped them myself by accident but I don't think so?
gazurtoids wrote:Just looking at the DB: I can see 161 messages sent to you and 137 sent by you. So they've not been deleted. Are they definitely not showing up?
gazurtoids wrote:Spent the first half blocking a load of shit. Mainly spiders/bots this time. Don't know the full ranges so improvement atm might be temporary.
Ponte wrote:Who has the keys to the place nowadays?
Disco Dan wrote:Ponte wrote:Who has the keys to the place nowadays?
I'm still here lurking around, just don't have much chance to post much these days.
We've got two servers on the go. One server for the forum and one for the rest of the site. Over the new year break the rest of the site was moved to new hosting. I wasn't aware that the redirect to the forum was somehow being done by the other server rather than externally via the site's DNS, as would normally be the case. I've updated the DNS now so hopefully it'll sort itself out over the coming hours.