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    Some exciting news...

    Yesterday, I found out some person/bot broke into our server and was using a ridiculous amount of bandwidth. How ridiculous? 2 Terabytes a day. That's 1,000 Gigabytes. This has apparently been going on for nearly a week and I was hit with a bill for nearly $2,000 (which is about how much I've paid for server fees in the past two years combined).

    I spent all of yesterday stopping it, trying to figure it out, and talking to our host to figure out a solution.

    Sometime in the next week I will be migrating PokeDream to a new server with monitoring so that this stuff won't happen again. So, just a heads up, the forums may be down for a few hours (or maybe a day).

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    wheres my facebook job

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    See, if you listened to me before this wouldn't have happened. I GUESS IT'S A HIGH PRI NOW!!!!1111 hahaha

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    I do feel bad for you though. I would feel more bad though if you weren't rich though.

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    I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. Lord's Avatar
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    What was the bandwidth being used for, mass emailing?

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    Ask mark zuckerberg if you can move PD on to those fancy facebook servers!

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    Dogar, listened to you on what?

    I'm still not sure what's been running, but I did patch a couple security holes in some third-party software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khaos View Post
    Ask mark zuckerberg if you can move PD on to those fancy facebook servers!
    Wouldn't be such a bad idea either..
    Facebook servers has a HUGE amount of bandwidth space and would be very useful for this problem..
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    How does this guy live with himself?





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    Quote Originally Posted by weicool View Post
    Dogar, listened to you on what?

    I'm still not sure what's been running, but I did patch a couple security holes in some third-party software.

    I've been telling you about the bot issues for 4 months now. It's not natural that PD had 14,000+ members in less than a year. You don't get that kind of bot activity without a hack of some sort or nefarious doings of another person or entity. I could bet you that a lot of the UI problems we have been having have something to do with your $2,000 dollar bandwidth joyride problem.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogar The Brave View Post
    I've been telling you about the bot issues for 4 months now. It's not natural that PD had 14,000+ members in less than a year. You don't get that kind of bot activity without a hack of some sort or nefarious doings of another person or entity. I could bet you that a lot of the UI problems we have been having have something to do with your $2,000 dollar bandwidth joyride problem.



    Moral of the story, listen to Dogar The Brave.
    the bots wouldn't take up 200 kilobytes let alone 2 terabytes

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    You don't get that kind of traffic without something else going crazy mad nuts, i.e. a big hack. That's my point.

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    So none of the bandwidth was web bandwidth on any part of PokeDream. I still haven't figured out what it was, but the investigation continues...

    And, cut me some slack, please? I was honestly really busy with work.

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    This what was going on yesterday?
    Just do it.

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    How did I miss this.

    Oh wait its past midnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weicool View Post
    So none of the bandwidth was web bandwidth on any part of PokeDream. I still haven't figured out what it was, but the investigation continues...

    And, cut me some slack, please? I was honestly really busy with work.
    I cut you some slack Mewtwo a few months ago, because of this you lost 2 g's. Maybe I should ride you ass harder for now on, I am doing it for your own good.

    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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    Riding your ass that is.

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    the first time a man riding his ass has ever saved mewtwo money

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    The thing is, the bots on the forum has nothing to do with the attack (I'm pretty sure of this). Either way, thanks for riding my ass.

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    So you are saying the 14k+ have no correlation that PD is infected with something? Yeahhh.

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    It actually doesn't. Web server bandwidth usage is completely normal. We'd have to get 1,000 times the traffic for me to even think that these forum bots were involved. They clearly weren't.

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    Or so they want you to beleive!!!

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