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ET Reconstitution Plan

by asdf Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 09:28:46 AM EST

Is there one? What happens if EuroTrib becomes a target for a DDOS attack?


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by asdf on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 09:29:31 AM EST
That's a good question, and I'm sure the Secret Cabal will answer it most expeditiously.

The hosting requirements are absolutely generic, in terms of web software and database. So the bones of it is a matter of having regular, secure offline backups of both, and a few clues as to alternative hosting services if the site's host were to be closed down, or evict us.

It's easy enough to host the site off a home PC, for example, if it were required. The harder part is the DNS stuff (name resolution, so that people can still find the site at its new home). I confess I don't have a clue about that.

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by eurogreen on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 09:47:16 AM EST
A backup-plan for DNS is fairly easy: Just get another address from another address provider and point it to the same server. Eurotrib.eu? Then spread the word enough so that googling shows the right way.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 03:57:32 PM EST
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Why would we be DDOSd ? We certainly pour considerable derision over the heads of the great and good, but I doubt that we appear on the radar of the teabagging right for the simple reasons that;-
  1. in opinion forming terms we're pretty insignificant,
  2. they probably don't understand what we're saying.


keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 11:38:28 AM EST
Secret Cabal answers: I believe there's a daily backup (afaik, anyway).

<returns to Secret Cabaling>

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 11:40:31 AM EST
There is a plan.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 11:59:12 AM EST
Wasn't that an album by The Osmonds ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 12:53:36 PM EST
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There's a man
With a plan
Got a spoofed IP in his hand
He's mistra colmanballs


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Dec 9th, 2010 at 03:58:25 AM EST
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That's good enough for me!
by asdf on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 04:42:11 PM EST
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Mind you, the plan is to panic and get sloshed on cheap gin.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 04:50:15 PM EST
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That's still good enough...
by asdf on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 05:04:42 PM EST
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Me thinks the greatest risk of DDOS-effect is if get up a diary that gathers the attention of - for example - the readership of DailyKos. Getting thousand of calls from bots or from actual readers has the same effect.

The effect at least used to be known as "getting slashdoted" from small sites mentioned at /. getting more traffic then they could cope with.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 02:31:37 PM EST
I was actually thinking more along the lines of "one step away from DK" attracting attention...regardless of content or viewpoints.
by asdf on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 04:43:26 PM EST
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I seem to recall ET got "slashdotted" or nearly so by this diary.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Dec 9th, 2010 at 06:31:48 AM EST
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