I don’t know how many of you remembered to bookmark this backup site, but I hope some of you did.
Hostgator – my ISP – is down. Its data center in Utah is apparently trashed. At this point they are offering no timeline as to how long it will take to get it up and running again.
I’ll keep you posted here with updates, below.
Got my fingers crossed here, but we seem to be maintaining a fairly good record of fending off the various hacks, cracks, and other assault attempts on the Daily Pundit main site.
I hope we can maintain that status, but if not, and you can’t reach the regular site, do check in here. If the main site goes down, I’ll post info about the situation, as well as anything else that captures my magpie attention.
Yes, Daily Pundit once again came under a DDOS attack starting about 7:45 AM PT today.
There seems to be an early morning time frame pattern to these assaults.
Unfortunately, the new mechanisms I implemented to try to thwart these attacks have failed. The site is completely down with a dead server at the moment. Hostgator admins are working on the problem, but at the moment I don’t have a time frame for a resolution.
My regular email is down, but you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org if necessary.
Since about eight a.m. Pacific time today, the DP main site has been experiences a Denial of Service attack that has brought down the site.
Not much I, or Hostgator (apparently) can do about it until it subsides. My apologies.
Working on it. I’ll post updates here every few minutes until we get it resolved.
I’m on the phone with tech support right now.
Thanks for your patience.
UPDATE: It turned out to be a DOS attack.
I’d been planning to do something like this for a while now, but never quite got around to doing it.
Today, what with D’s main site being down for more than six hours (as of now) I went ahead and pulled the trigger.
I’ll add a link to the menu at the main site as soon as it comes back up, and I suggest you bookmark that link. I’ll be updating and whatever here whenever the main site isn’t working.
This is a barebones site – no archives beyond what are created going forward, but it will at least permit the conversation to keep on going.
Thanks for your patience!
Man, what a pain in the ass this is.
But bookmark this page for further reference, especially if you can’t get through to the regular Daily Pundit site.