Author Topic: Slow speed today  (Read 2948 times)

July 23, 2015, 08:00:41 PM
Just got a message from Bob to say things were slowing down. It seems are Russian friends are trying to be naughty, and attacking the server. Normal service should resume ASAP, once the attack has been killed off  ;)

July 23, 2015, 08:08:47 PM
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Thanks for letting us know Chris
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July 23, 2015, 08:09:57 PM
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Chris for PM.
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July 23, 2015, 10:30:56 PM
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Hope it can be sorted  :)

July 24, 2015, 05:53:23 AM
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Thanks Chris

July 24, 2015, 08:36:31 AM
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The site I run is hosted by Krystal Hosting and here's an email I got from them this morning.   This will give you some idea of the problems that Chris has to sort out.

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Dear Bob,

Krystal has been attacked 5 times in the last 48 hours. These DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have been the most concerted, prolonged and varied we’ve seen in 12 years in business. The sheer size of the attacks exceeded the capabilities of the equipment and systems we had in place to mitigate them. They even caused problems for our datacentre and upstream Internet providers.

As a result at certain points users couldn’t reach our servers. I’d like to apologise personally for any inconvenience caused.
Attack Summary

    3 different vectors used (often at the same time);

        UDP/DNS Amplification (Port 53)

        TCP Ack Flood

        UDP/NTP Amplification (Port 123)

    Highest throughput - 2.2 Million packets per second

    Largest attack - 720.3 Million packets (this wasn’t in isolation)

    Biggest “botnet” (network of compromised machines) - 235,681 hosts

    Duration - 3 attacks were 1 hour long or more (Typical DDOS attacks last 5-15 minutes)

I’m writing to let you know that we’re NOT going to be taken offline. I’ve spent 12 years building this business from scratch and I’m not going to let someone who can’t create something of their own try and destroy it.
So, here’s what we’ve done…

Throughout yesterday (Wednesday 22nd July) I re-architected our network to allow us to pick up an in-line DDOS mitigation service. In the early hours of this morning we exchanged contracts and as of 10 minutes ago we are running with that protection in place. This new service automatically mitigates attacks, often in less than 60 seconds. Critically, in the largest of attacks only the target server will go offline, not the whole network.

While there will no doubt be some intermittent disruption while we fine-tune the solution it will be negligible compared to a full outage, and something we can schedule to minimise impact. I would appreciate your continued patience and support while we bed the new system in. It’ll be worth it.

Krystal have purchased this DDOS protection and are putting it in front of your website(s) at no extra cost because it’s the right thing to do. Because we appreciate that being offline is frustrating and can cause loss of business and reputation. And because we want you to feel good when you recommend Krystal to people you know, confident in the knowledge that we truly care about our clients. And we do. Every member of staff here went above and beyond yesterday, answering calls, tickets, Facebook and tweets and keeping the Status Blog updated, well into the night. I would like to commend them for their professional and friendly response to what was a stressful situation. (and a big thank you to all the clients that showed their support, it meant a great deal to the staff)

If there’s a silver lining it’s that Krystal just got even better. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.

Kind regards,



Simon Blackler - Founder

p.s Thank you to everyone who voted for us in Pitch to Rich, we were one of the top 10 by popular vote!
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July 24, 2015, 08:48:56 AM
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Hackers and the sort of scumbags who attack sites,should go and lie down on a train track,and Yes I really do mean it. Thanks Chris.

July 24, 2015, 08:58:21 AM
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I wonder what the hackers hope to gain from this?

July 24, 2015, 09:31:10 AM
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They're akin to vandals George.   They gain nothing from it but take pleasure from other people's discomfiture.   Sad bunch.
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July 24, 2015, 11:29:19 AM
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Those stupid Russian hackers should find something useful to do with their lives.  Oh, that's right, you need a brain for that eh?   :)) :))

PS:  Thanks Chris...  :)
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July 24, 2015, 11:32:32 AM
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Hopefully they will get run over,as think they are at it again now.

July 24, 2015, 11:35:53 AM
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I'd like say (not so much a complaint as it is a report), that this site is very very slow for me again today. I hope things can be sorted out soon.
These hackers are such a stupid pest. Unfortunately there will always be people who like destruction better than being constructive.
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Hopefully they will get run over,as think they are at it again now.

Can I drive? Please, pretty please!!!!!   :))
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July 24, 2015, 11:38:22 AM
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I'd like say (not so much a complaint as it is a report), that this site is very very slow for me again today. I hope things can be sorted out soon.
These hackers are such a stupid pest. Unfortunately there will always be people who like destruction better than being constructive.
Same here too Bill  :(

July 24, 2015, 11:53:37 AM
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Due to the slowness of the site I have extended the closing time of the Snapshot Challenge to 21:00 UK time to hopefully make it easier for everyone to enter.   :)

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July 24, 2015, 12:13:13 PM
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Can I drive? Please, pretty please!!!!!   :))
I don`t think there would be any thing left off them once I had a go  >:D >:D

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A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

July 24, 2015, 01:46:07 PM
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Sorted

Noticed that, thanks Bob and Chris of course.    :)

Well it's 1:45 UK time and site is "A OK" so closing time for challenge is back to normal time, 20:30...   :)
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Just managed to get back on

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Thought it was my ISP being slow as I've not been able to get on for a bit
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