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Web site => Site news => Topic started by: TnT on September 23, 2009, 03:33:30 AM

Title: Forum Downtime
Post by: TnT on September 23, 2009, 03:33:30 AM
Ok, if you're wondering why the forum was closed off blame the russkies. There is some search engine based in Russia that was constantly crawling through the forum links and chewing up a heap of bandwidth, database and CPU usage on the hosting server. The hosting company was threatening to suspend the Western Front account if their resources were continued to be eaten up, so I had to turn off the forum for a few days while testing the procedures put in place to block the offending IP addresses.

Hopefully that will solve the problem and it won't be a problem again. Thanks for bearing with us while we sorted it out. Thankfully the rest of the site has gone relatively untouched and people could still access the gig guide and everything else.
Title: Re: Forum Downtime
Post by: METAL_STEVE on September 23, 2009, 05:16:48 AM
Ahhh it's good to have the forum back!!!!
Title: Re: Forum Downtime
Post by: Cain_ on September 23, 2009, 06:21:41 AM
Dang Russians.  They can send a dog into space, but they can't leave our forum alone.  Someone kick Vladimir Ulyanov in the nads for me.
Title: Re: Forum Downtime
Post by: Mago_Haydz on September 23, 2009, 08:22:46 AM
man, I hate Russians. Glad its back!
Title: Re: Forum Downtime
Post by: Nosaj on September 23, 2009, 10:23:57 PM
Dang Russians.  They can send a dog into space, but they can't leave our forum alone.  Someone kick Vladimir Ulyanov in the nads for me.
Also You Scots make far better Booze than the Russians.