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Off-the-Air.com incident

Post by reflectionofpower » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:56 am

What was this all about? I came on here and BOOM, no talkchess.com?
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Re: Off-the-Air.com incident

Post by Raphexon » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:35 pm

So we could realize just how pathetic we would be without! :x

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Re: Off-the-Air.com incident

Post by Guenther » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:48 pm

reflectionofpower wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:56 am
What was this all about? I came on here and BOOM, no talkchess.com?
http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... 38#p874848
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Re: Off-the-Air.com incident

Post by Eelco de Groot » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:30 pm

Good to see Lonnie back! There might be a relation with people searching old posts as CTF was pulled. I could not access Talkchess temporarily , before any crashes happened, with "Too many connections" and I happened to use the search function at the time. It did not crash and probably this was just the server trying to limit load, but still. I was using one account on a very slow computer. Maybe 5 HTML pages in all. Hardly a big load. As this is not the first time, even with more servers, I think it might happen again. The combination of a shop and the present state of antiquated software for this board is IMO fragile and that is just based on my own experiences.
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Re: Off-the-Air.com incident

Post by reflectionofpower » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:09 am

Eelco de Groot wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Good to see Lonnie back! There might be a relation with people searching old posts as CTF was pulled. I could not access Talkchess temporarily , before any crashes happened, with "Too many connections" and I happened to use the search function at the time. It did not crash and probably this was just the server trying to limit load, but still. I was using one account on a very slow computer. Maybe 5 HTML pages in all. Hardly a big load. As this is not the first time, even with more servers, I think it might happen again. The combination of a shop and the present state of antiquated software for this board is IMO fragile and that is just based on my own experiences.
I am always around here ... just lurking and if something strikes me fancy I'll make a comment on it. Thanks for the info on what happened.
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