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Hydrogenaudio.org down?

  What happened with HA today? I can't have access to the site today, until 4:30 PM. Was the site down? Maybe some update or maintanaince. Can someone tell me what happened?
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MP3:  LAME 3.96.1 --preset standard (daily listening/portable)


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Same problem over here.
My guess it that the problems are related to the spreading of the W32.SQLexp.worm across the worldwide networks.


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Yup, i couldn't access it till just now - 22:30 

Why the time lag, anyone?

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When I checked www.internethealthreport.com, all UUnet servers were fucked out.
Even now it seems that the worm continues D.o.S.ing their servers...more than critical, I'd say they are at t3rminal status. 

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Same problem over here.
My guess it that the problems are related to the spreading of the W32.SQLexp.worm across the worldwide networks.

You are saying that the HA server was under attack of this worm?. I'm running win 98 SE in my personal computer, and I just read that win 98 isnt affect for the worm.
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MP3:  LAME 3.96.1 --preset standard (daily listening/portable)

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You are saying that the HA server was under attack of this worm?. I'm running win 98 SE in my personal computer, and I just read that win 98 isnt affect for the worm.

No. HA has a dedicated server which is hosted by fastservers.net. Like I said, fastservers and probably even bigger backbone was down.

HA server itself was most probably not down, you just couldn't reach it. And HA's server doesn't use MS-SQL server 2000 anyway (only MS-SQL server 2k without proper update has the vulnerability which the worm uses)...

It was a global attack which took out 5 out of 13 internet root nameservers, and resulted major packet losses in every major backbone server in the internet and created several DDoS-attack type of situations. It seemed to be especially serious in US and South-Korea at least. Why they didn't recover sooner, I don't know.. but the attack was very serious and it's still continuing in smaller scale.


Check the latest situation here:
Reachability %:http://average.matrix.net/Daily/markR.html
Packet loss %: http://average.matrix.net/Daily/markP.html
Juha Laaksonheimo

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The worm made DNS servers to send endless Ping packets along themselves, while happily consuming all the network resources.... 
The only way to stop that endless ping flood is physically disconnecting them (and patching them to avoid falling into the same trap).

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a bunch of my regulary website down (like neowin,the inquirer,winbeta,etc) but HA is the last site recovery  (I can't reach HA about 1-2 hours ago,while other is 5 
still LAME 3.96.1 --preset extreme -q 0 -V 0 -m s at least until 2005.

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OK. Now I understood, thank for the explanation, then the attack was very serious  .
Anyway, sorry for my bad english.
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The worm has the unintended payload of performing a Denial of Service due to the large number of packets it sends out.


Its no serious at all, its only a little mistake. For serious issues, look at Dalnet.

Amazing so many keep using Microsoft products, again and again things like these happen, yet the people are still dormant... What does it takes to wake them up?
She is waiting in the air

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The worm has the unintended payload of performing a Denial of Service due to the large number of packets it sends out.
Its no serious at all, its only a little mistake. For serious issues, look at Dalnet.

Amazing so many keep using Microsoft products, again and again things like these happen, yet the people are still dormant... What does it takes to wake them up?

Hey, I'm not a Microsoft rah-rah, but I don't think you can really blame this one on Microsoft. According to the security bulletin, only SQL Server SP1 (or no service pack) is affected. SQL Server SP2 has been out for over six months, and SP3 has also been released, neither of which have the vulnerability. If the victimized servers' administrators were on the ball, maybe they'd keep their software updated.

If you don't bother changing the oil in your car, your engine will break down. Likewise, if you don't bother patching or updating your server software, you server could get hacked. I don't care if you're running Windows, Linux, whatever... unpatched software is a welcome mat for an attack.

(Sorry for the really bad analogy.  )

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What is it with microsoft and car analogies?
Anyway, yeah this has nothing to do with the fact that "microsoft sucks", it's because the system administrators suck that this idiotic problem occured. Unlike people who are into the linux world, and upgrade their linux with endless thiings constantly, it seems that MS server operators are often lazy idiots.
Anyway, read this HILLARIOUS little article! Hail GM!!!

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An interesting comparison between Microsoft and General Motors:

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated:

"If GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25.00 cars that did 1,000 miles to the gallon".

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release
stating:

"If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving
cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to
buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the
windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you
could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would
have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable,
five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only
five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all
be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation"
warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out
and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn
how to drive all over again, because none of the controls would operate
in the same manner as the old car.
10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off."

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For once(and I do mean once), this wasn't M$'s fault. It was the fault of sysadmins that didn't get the patch for this security flaw released 6 months ago.

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Whatever you do, don't blame the immature, anti-social little deviants that perpetrated it. No...
I guess they couldn't find a public swimming pool to urinate in, a public theater to pass gas in,
or a public library to steal books from so they did this instead.

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For once(and I do mean once), this wasn't M$'s fault. It was the fault of sysadmins that didn't get the patch for this security flaw released 6 months ago.

It's the fault of M$ giving those sysadmins M$CE certs.

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a bunch of my regulary website down (like neowin,the inquirer,winbeta,etc) but HA is the last site recovery (I can't reach HA about 1-2 hours ago,while other is 5


Yeah, same here. I assume you're with Telus? I believe Telus dialup routes all its traffic through B.C. and then joins UUnet in California. High-speed  ADSL seems to go the other way, across the country east and down through Illinois. Where from there, I can't tell. TRACERT times out. I couldn't access any .org sites yesterday, so I assumed it had something to do with the .org TLD transitioning to PostgreSQL. .com and .net sites worked, so I guess it was a valid assumption.  B) I must have caught it on the up-swing.

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When I checked www.internethealthreport.com, all UUnet servers were fucked out.
Even now it seems that the worm continues D.o.S.ing their servers...more than critical, I'd say they are at t3rminal status.


Wouldn't surprise me. This morning it was quite a mess for me.
The sky is blue.

 
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