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SOLVED FreeForums (FFS!) downtime

Post by Kitkat on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 10:57 am

All the FreeForums-hosted sites (FFS) - (an appropriate abbreviation for FreeForums on these all too frequent occasions  shtum ) - (ALL OF THEM) were down for about 4 hours yesterday, a major DDOS problem which meant that all the FFS-hosted forums were totally inaccessible, showing just a white page - an annoying and frustrating situation for lots of people.

It was exactly the same problem for ALL the FreeForums all round the world and, much as we might have had a bit of a moan and groan, we would probably all do well to remember that for some people this situation could really have meant a matter of life and death.

This message was posted on the FF Suppport Forum by an admin of a FreeForums hosted forum during the time that all FFS forums were inaccessible .....

Hello,

The message boards Kramatorsk info. freeforums. org is experiencing a DDOS attack currently. This forum is covering the events happening in Eastern Ukraine where Ukrainian government forces are conducting the anti-terrorist operation, members of these message boards are the local people from the intense combat zone who are helping each other to stay safe and survive in these conditions.

Please check your servers and help us maintain these boards for communication, this can save lives a lot of civilian people currently living in combat area. Thanks.

and soon after ...

Hello,

The Kramatorsk Info community would be very grateful if you can take appropriate measures for backing up all the forums information or setting up a mirror alternate message boards that would be protected against possible DDOS attacks. These boards are very important to all the people living in the combat zone in Eastern Ukraine, as important safety information (about shelters from air strikes and artillery barrage, possibly dangerous places) is posted there. Thanks.

We should not moan ... really.

Please spare a thought for all those people whose lives are being turned upside down, people in danger of losing, or who have already lost, their homes and belongings, their freedom, civil rights, dignity ... or worse still .... family, friends, limbs ......  

As we can see from the above messages, these forums can truly serve as a life-saver for many different reasons for people in all walks of life and in all sorts of situations.
It really does put a whole lot of things into a different perspective ............
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SOLVED Re: FreeForums (FFS!) downtime

Post by Kitkat on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 2:30 pm

FreeForums (FFS!) are at it again ....

The first help message recorded a little while ago on the Support Forum said something like
"Here it comes again - our daily dose of white pages"

- and that was just before the Support Forum itself went down!
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SOLVED Re: FreeForums (FFS!) downtime

Post by Kitkat on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 2:51 pm

Back up again, but for how long? ..............  LINK
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SOLVED Re: FreeForums (FFS!) downtime

Post by Umberto Cocopop on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 5:20 pm

Kitkat wrote:and that was just before the Support Forum itself went down!

 schaterlach schaterlach schaterlach 

I have noticed that when I look in on them, they're often unavailable. They should rename themselves to "White Pages".

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