jdow wrote:
> From: "Ken A"
>> SARE Webmaster wrote:
>>> Daryl C. W. O'Shea wrote:
>>>>
Loren
>>>> Wilton wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Mike Grau 07/09/07 5:15 PM >>>
>>>>>> On 07/09/2007 04:01 PM the voices made Joe Zitnik write:
>>>>>>> I can't get here:
>>>>>>> http://www.rulesemporium.com/rules
>>>>>>> Is rulesemporium having issues again?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can rarely get there (via a browser). So rarely the site is
>>>>>> almost useless.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've been having intermittent issues getting there from home for a
>>>>>> while. Last time it happened, the site was down. I still can't get
>>>>>> there....
>>>>>
>>>>> Hum. I just tried again, and didn't have any problems this time
>>>>> either.
>>>>> Guess I'm lucky.
>>>>
>>>> Perhaps you are. I get "500 Server closed connection without
>>>> sending any data back" or "500 Can't connect to
>>>> www.rulesemporium.com:80 (connect: timeout)" at least once an hour
>>>> out of three queries an hour.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Ok, so the word is that the telia link is saturated with traffic from
>>> the ddos yet.. I'd like some traceroutes to www.rulesemporium.com
>>> for anyone that is having problems.

>>
>> darn spammers.. don't they have anything else to do?
>>
>> From both Northern California and N.E. Arkansas, I get nothing beyond
>> 9 so-6-0-0.gar1.Miami1.Level3.net (4.68.112.42) 75.275 ms
>> so-7-0-0.gar1.Miami1.Level3.net (4.68.112.46) 78.995 ms
>> so-6-0-0.gar1.Miami1.Level3.net (4.68.112.42) 81.046 ms
>> Looks like maybe Level3 has dampend the route to you due to the problem.
>> Time to get a mirror in Miami?
>>
>> Ken
>>
>>>
>>> The issue with the html found in rulesets (the "0.1 refresh" page)
>>> should be cleared up. If anyone is seeing this, please let me know
>>> immediately.

>
> I am in the Los Angeles area. The mtr utility reports:
> My traceroute [v0.71]
> morticia.wizardess.wiz (0.0.0.0) Tue Jul 10
> 19:05:13 2007
> Keys: Help Display mode Restart statistics Order of fields quit
> Packets Pings
> Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst
> StDev
> 1. netblock-68-183-128-1.dslextreme 0.0% 3 23.3 23.4 23.3 23.4
> 0.0
> 2. LAX1.CR1.Gig9-0-3.dslextreme.com 0.0% 3 23.7 24.3 23.7 25.3
> 0.9
> 3. ge-5-1-115.ipcolo1.LosAngeles1.L 0.0% 3 23.6 24.2 23.6 24.6
> 0.5
> 4. ae-2-54.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3. 0.0% 3 24.2 24.4 24.2 24.6
> 0.2
> 5. as-1-0.mp1.Miami1.Level3.net 0.0% 3 87.8 98.4 87.2 120.1
> 18.8
> 6. so-7-0-0.gar1.Miami1.Level3.net 0.0% 3 87.6 87.6 87.6 87.6
> 0.0
> 7. ???
>
> So as you see there already is a mirror in the Miami area. (It is probably
> the one that just worked. For the mtr check I probably got the address out
> of the DNS cache.)
>
> Put A Delay Between Each File You Fetch or
> attempt to fetch.
>
> Maybe typing slowly so you guys can read will help.
>
> {o.o}


A little misinformation tossed to spammers isn't bad here. I
hear there's a mirror in Afghanistan too. And by all means.. when you
browse the site.. click the stop button in your browser between it's
loading each image on each page, then click the start button again. It's
tricky, but if you do it just right, you can browse the whole site
before the IDS blocks you.


The rulesemporium site is great, and much thanks goes to the ninjas who
operate it and write the rules, forcing spammers to read harry potter books.

Ken

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Ken Anderson
Pacific.Net