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Periodic FT issues (crash, Cloudflare, database errors) - DDoS attack, cf wiki

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FlyerTalk Up, Down, Crash, DDoS, Database Error, etc.

Thursday July 26, 2018, FlyerTalk was under a DDoS / Distributed Denial of Service attack; it seems to be persisting since then. Cloudflare services are keeping the site up, but you may see errors, page call intercepts and delays while the attack is ongoing.

If you are posting content, select all and copy prior to saving or posting to prevent losing your work. Then you can still post it after overcoming the redirect.

For further information on Cloudflare and its workings, see Post #82 by plunet.

FlyerTalk up or down troubles? Check by using: http://isup.me- or http://www.isitdown.us, http://www.doj.me.

Or use this direct link - http://downorisitjustme.com/res.php?url=flyertalk.com

If it is just you, try: reloading the page; emptying your cache; deleting one or more cookies; quitting and restarting your browser or trying an alternate or shutting down and rebooting your device.



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Old Oct 18, 18, 12:06 pm
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Yesterday there was a concerted DDOS attack, and CloudFlare saved FT from crashing. Thatís good.

Some of us lost post content. Not so good.

But we can mitigate content loss by saving periodically or, in the case of lengthy content like reviews, etc. creating that content in our preferred app or program and then copying.

Yep, itís an inconvenient extra step. But itís less exasperating than having the CloudFlare screen pop up and losing your work, IMO. (Yes, Iím speaking from experience.)

I wonít conduct most moderation actions during CloudFlare intercepts, either.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 9:27 am
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I'm receiving a database error intermittently today.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 9:36 am
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I'm receiving a database error intermittently today.
Receiving same on every single new page/thread/topic clicked on.

Cache/cookies all cleared etc.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 10:01 am
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Maybe somebody got upset the closure of the Pre-evacuation thread in the DL forum.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 10:13 am
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Must be a Cloudfare attack today. Me too.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 11:22 am
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We're aware and tech has been alerted.
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Old Nov 7, 18, 11:50 am
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We're aware and tech has been alerted.
Thank you!
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Old Jan 4, 19, 11:30 am
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Another Cloudflare DDoS?

Having the same issues as before - Cloudflare DDoS warning, and others.

Anyone else?
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Old Jan 4, 19, 11:38 am
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Having the same issues as before - Cloudflare DDoS warning, and others.

Anyone else?
Yep! We're working on it. Thank you for your patience.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 1:51 pm
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UPDATE: should be ok now.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 6:14 pm
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Meant to reply earlier: thank you for the quick resposne! It's been working great for me for a few hours now.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 12:54 pm
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Receiving an intermittent database error
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Old Jan 9, 19, 1:00 pm
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Receiving an intermittent database error
Known and working on it.
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