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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 Apr 26, 16, 1:47 pm
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Exclamation Periodic FT issues (crash, Cloudflare, database errors) - DDoS attack, cf wiki

I've been getting the database error page constantly until a couple minutes ago. I think it started about an hour ago for me and was consistent across various fora and threads that I tried.

Yet when I scam the main page of some very active fora, I notice posting gaps of only about twenty minutes.

Doesn't the site go down for everyone simultaneously?

BTW, I'm using an ipad2 with safari.

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Old Apr 26, 16, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I've been getting the database error page constantly until a couple minutes ago. I think it started about an hour ago for me and was consistent across various fora and threads that I tried.

Yet when I scam the main page of some very active fora, I notice posting gaps of only about twenty minutes.

Doesn't the site go down for everyone simultaneously?

BTW, I'm using an ipad2 with safari.
It was down for about 7 minutes this morning.
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Old May 9, 17, 11:44 pm
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Started about 10m ago (the time it took me to get a response to Search and to post this):

Database error
The database has encountered a problem.
Please try the following:
Load the page again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.
Open the www.flyertalk.com home page, then try to open another page.
Click the Back button to try another link.
The www.flyertalk.com forum technical staff have been notified of the error, though you may contact them if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 7:24 am
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I know there is heavy Denial of Service workload today but I'm getting more than my fair share of database errors in the last hour, so from say 11:30 GMT.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 7:50 am
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Browser checks and DB errors all over the place this morning.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:09 am
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Keep getting CloudFlare DDOS Screen

Just today when I initially visit flyertalk.com (by opening a new tab and going to the site) I keep getting a "Checking your browser..." from CloudFlare DDOS for a few seconds. What's going on?
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:11 am
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Chaotic here this morning, with Cloudflare being a likely suspect.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:15 am
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I’ve been getting it when changing Pages in the same Thread. As for trying to amend/repair Trip Reports, forget it for today ... simply unworkable.

CloudFlare has also now infested another one of IB’s brands ,., PPRuNe.

I’m getting very tired of waiting 5 seconds for this disruptive application to do its work whilst browsing IB’s Forums.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:21 am
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It was definitely longer than 5 seconds for me when trying to access FT this morning.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:32 am
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Getting a lot of "Checking your browser" cloudflare screens all of a sudden. Extremely annoying.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:34 am
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I also see the CloudFlare prompt, and for a while I kept getting the "Database error" screen instead of getting the forum pages after the CloudFlare check.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:34 am
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I've also been seeing the database error screen periodically.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:36 am
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Same for me this morning, and both my phone and pc. The CloudFlare prompt is super annoying, as is the database error when opening certain pages.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:43 am
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Same here. It's really obnoxious and disruptive.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:53 am
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Getting a lot of "Checking your browser" cloudflare screens all of a sudden. Extremely annoying.
And 2 new Threads on the subject in this Forum.

Not sure whether a thread merge is appropriate, as this Cloudflare thing isn’t ‘redesign’ as such. Just IT people at play, for some reason or other. Also happening on at least one other IB Forum.
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