RateItAll Under Attack

RIA is currently under a mild DDOS (Dedicated Denial of Service Attack) from somewhere in China. Basically what this means is that zombie computers are being directed to tie up as much of our bandwidth as possible, in an attempt to cripple the site.

I think we have things under control, as there appears to have been only a handful of IP addresses involved. We're filtering these out as they pop up, and things seem to be stabilizing.


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  2. (Wow, I've been out for a while, gots some catching up to do!)

    How bizarre, that someone would go through all that trouble just to harrass a website. Glad that everything worked out.

    BTW, not sure if it's just me or not, but "recent comments" seems kinda sparse lately (only lets me see about twenty comments); is it just me, or is it the norm for now?

  3. Kamy, actually traffic has never been higher. The recent comments page only displays chunks of 25 reviews now (but you are able to scroll through to the next 25). This change was made to speed up the load time of the page.