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Old 07-08-07, 21:26
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Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Nothing so dramatic as that, I'm afraid. I'm pretty sure we were under what they call a denial-of-service attack, perhaps by one of those sods we won't allow to register.

I was online at the time and tried to place some road blocks in the way, but the assault locked up my access to Who's Online, so I couldn't get a handle on it on the 'who' part. I ended up shutting down the forum until the load dropped by half, then put it back online and watched it carefully. By then I had Who's Online back, and I DID notice a huge percentage of the Guests were AOL spiders, which I promptly and permanently 'squished' through the Banning List. Nothing lost, as far as I can tell, except a huge hit on bandwidth.
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