Denial of Service

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Thu, Feb 2, 2012 - 3:16pm

For all who might be wondering, the site is currently being maliciously attacked by someone or something. The common term for this is a "Denial of Service" attack whereby the site is shut down by an overload of requests for access. The servers get overwhelmed and the result is a site shutdown.

Who is doing this and why are the questions we are trying to answer. In the meantime, please keep checking the site to see if it has come back up. Hopefully, by later today, we'll get back to business.

On a side note, you've surely noticed that silver has finally smashed through $34. With the BLSBS coming out tomorrow, I expect this rally to continue, probably all the way to heavy resistance between 35 and 35.50. Gold has broken out to and should continue rallying all the way to the major downtrend resistance line, somewhere near 1780.

Thanks for your patience. TF

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  26 Comments

Stratajema
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:38am

Sure is lonely around here...

Do not worry, everything will return to normal on your website long before the world returns to normal.

Oh and I am FIRST! LOL

SilverRunNW
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:38am

FOR DOS Protection: Call F5 Networks

The best prescription: Front your servers with a BigIP. (and get it properly tuned for DOS attacks)

I guess if this site wasn't making a difference in the world, you probably wouldn't be under attack.

Ircsum
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:39am

Looking promising already.

Hopefully business as usual before much longer.

RickyBobby
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:44am

Turd, be afraid...

... the risk of you spending a long summer in Guantanamo is directly proportional to the price of Gold. I'm sorry to be all in "against" you! Mama will send you cookies. Until then, keep up the fabulous work. Cheers,
RB

SilverRunNW
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:45am

Dust settling?

Well, maybe the coast is clear as far as malicious packets are concerned.

Wow, would you look at that. Gold and Silver holding it's own tonight.

$1,762.45 and $34.39

Moderator Jane
Feb 3, 2012 - 4:52am

Site Issues - An Update & Heads Up

Just a heads up that we're putting some additional security measures on the site, and for those coming from IP addresses considered "dangerous" you may get a CAPTCHA challenge that will repeat every 30 minutes. Apologies if this inconveniences anyone who isn't a hacker.

There has been someone attempting to hack into the site, but we're not jumping to conclusions as to whether it's an isolated incident by your run-of-the-mill spammer, which coincidentally happened during a "normal" traffic spike, or if it was a full-on coordinated attack by someone with an agenda.

Either way, we'd appreciate it if we do NOT get comments from the peanut gallery about "this is how you should set your servers up." Actually, it might make us suspicious...you know how the mafia would "sell" protection to people...by breaking legs...right?

We can't tell you how many times admin gets PMs from people trying to tell him how to do his job. Please...he's busy. Leave him alone.

Thank you! :-)

SilverRunNW
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:06am

Moderator Jane

Thanks for the insult.

Regards,

Peanut Gallery

Velocity
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:30am

It's the Fed !!

Well you've been warned Master Turd

Benny wants to 'guide' public perceptions about its (tarnished, ok trashed) image and said a month ago the Fed would 'have a quiet word' with key opinion-makers in the public realm

Your site is probably being attacked by the Feds new 'Open Market Operations' Dept in their bid to suppress the Gold price, suppress the image of Gold gaining publicity amongst the public and against their own crumbling FRN's and you know, typical monopolists that they are, suppress all and any competition

​that is Govts primary business don't you know

¤
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:46am

Thanks Jane

I'm up early checking the PM prices and saw you've fixed the site.

Good job! Thanks!

bemoosed
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:59am

DDOS timing

Curious that the DDOS appeared to begin almost to the second that 1650 and 34 were finally taken out with conviction. Thanks much, Turd, and many thanks to the site and technical staff.

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