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Offline josefamenendez

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Does anyone else have this problem?
« on: March 20, 2021, 08:55:45 AM »
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  • Ever since the recent  Ddos attack on Cathinfo a couple of days ago, I cannot get to the site, no matter which search engine I use.( Brave, Chrome,, Edge, etc)
    . the message I get is “this site can’t be reached”.I have no problem going to other sites- the computer is working normally otherwise.I can get into Cathinfo on my iPhone without any problems.
    Any ideas as to what to do about it?

    Offline Ascetik

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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 09:23:22 AM »
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  • Try changing your DNS settings. It's most likely your ISP. If you're getting to CathInfo from your phone on LTE It's because you have a different IP and DNS.


    Offline Ladislaus

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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 09:26:32 AM »
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  • Another poster also got blocked after the DDOS.  I’m guessing Mathew blocked some IP ranges in response and you may have been a casualty.  IM or PM Matthew with you IP and he can unblock it.

    So you were the unintended double effect.

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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 10:20:47 AM »
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  • This happened to me after one of these attacks months ago. My IP was banned along with the IPs of the attackers. I emailed Matthew and he fixed the problem right away.
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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 12:50:07 PM »
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  • I will be writing a new script soon -- I figured out a way to block only the real hammerers of my server. Right now, anyone the Router claimed was "DoS attack" got added to the blacklist -- even if it was only 1 entry! 

    I was being thorough, sure, but it brings a huge chance of false positives, with little-to-no upside.

    But I need to write a script to do this automatically, which will take me a couple hours. If I wasn't so busy today, I'd do it right now. It will probably be done by the wee hours of Sunday morning.
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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #5 on: March 20, 2021, 03:45:39 PM »
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  • Thank- you Matthew. At your convenience

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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 06:55:03 PM »
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  • Can you please unblock me, again. 

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    Re: Does anyone else have this problem?
    « Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 06:41:20 AM »
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  • Ok, anyone who was blocked by accident should be able to access CathInfo again.

    I wrote a new script, which is a bit "smarter" in who it decides to block.
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