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Vash

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Sorry all for the sudden downtime just now. With the recent DoS attack revealed for Apache, I thought it would be a good idea to get this patched up sooner rather than later.

We should be good to go once again. Thank you all for your patience. If you notice any incorrect site behavior, please write up a bug report in the Site Support forums.
 

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Who in gods name wants to Dos the orbiter community??

Judging by what he said, I don't think anybody does (that we know of). It's just that some of the software the forum uses was recently found to have a bug that causes it to be vulnerable to some type of DoS attack. Vash applied a fix so that *if* somebody tries to attack the forums they won't be an easy target.
 

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I did appreciate the graphics that were visible while that process was going on. :)
 

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Generally, installing anything without a virus is a good idea. :lol:

And it doesn't matter how good a firewall is (what is the difference between strong and weak firewalls anyway?) you still have a certain amount of exposure - namely port 80 is exposed and so attacks can come in through that port - the firewall won't care.

This is why it's important to deploy security fixes just as Vash did on this occasion.
 
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