charmian: a snowy owl (Default)
[personal profile] charmian|en| Via Google Translate.

Apparently they've concluded it's a DDoS so strong that the backbone providers (Qwest and Verizon) couldn't stand the load, with an avg. traffic load of 6 gigabits.

I'm not sure why another staffer says that posting this is a bad idea. The people behind this know what's going on anyway, and most users will never find out about this anyhow because they won't bother to look.

Other links (in Russian)

The link may imply that paid users will be compensated for lost time.


English language link

Date: 2011-07-27 10:02 am (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
Thanks for digging up the links. I've signal-boosted a couple of places because I know some people who are really upset by the LJ outage but wouldn't know where to go looking for information.

(I mean, I actually did go looking on the English side of things and couldn't find anything other than the very short status updates on that basically only acknowledged that there were some issues.)

Date: 2011-07-27 10:29 am (UTC)
beck_liz: LiveJournal Blackout Survival 101 (LJ Steps - Nimori)
From: [personal profile] beck_liz
Followed [personal profile] niqaeli here from another post. Thank you very much for this information. It helps to know what's happening.

Date: 2011-07-28 05:18 am (UTC)
nebris: (LJ Crisis)
From: [personal profile] nebris
Your icon is evil. lol


Date: 2011-07-27 11:13 am (UTC)
derryderrydown: (Default)
From: [personal profile] derryderrydown
Just an FYI - the traffic load is gigabits, not gigabytes.

Date: 2011-07-27 02:13 pm (UTC)
jecook: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jecook
In both Qwest's and verizon's defense; 6 Gbit is a *lot* of traffic- It's most of an OC-192 link. (by way of comparison, work's telcom and internet provider only has a OC-48 link to the outside world if I recall correctly.)

Oh, also here via niqaeli as well.
Edited Date: 2011-07-27 02:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-27 03:51 pm (UTC)
petronia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] petronia
Thanks for this! I'd sort of assumed it was DDoS, but good to get a confirm.

Date: 2011-07-27 07:28 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Hot damn, that is a backhoe-scale DDoS!

Date: 2011-07-28 12:30 am (UTC)
this_caia: A cartoon T-rex stomping on a house with the caption, 'Why are they always up in my base, freaking out my dudes?" (Trex freaking out my dudes)
From: [personal profile] this_caia
Thanks for the info! LJ's status page now says this:

LiveJournal Status

We can now publicly disclose that we have been experiencing a large-scale DDoS attack the last two days, which has been the reason for the site issues most users have been experiencing. The traffic load has been immense, at many times our normal load level, and the attack is still on-going. We are in constant contact with our providers to mitigate the attack as best as possible. We again apologize for the disruption to LiveJournal usage, and are working to get everything back to normal as soon as we can. Thank you!
Status Updated: 2:29 pm GMT (Wednesday, July 27)

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