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    How are the DDoS attacks on Internet root servers affecting you? I wonder if has affected many Internet providers in the states... :?:
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    This is a hindrance for certain.

    I'm new on this ISP, so I don't have a lot of past data to draw on.
    Judging latency using Tracert shows a huge increase in time - over 2000+ms is consistent for 20+ hops to yahoo.com.
    (used Yahoo simply because it is a popular site and using that destination gives a reasonable picture of conditions for all practical purposes.)
    Just 48 hours ago 125ms was closer to the average.

    Doing a Ping to a domain on the west coast of the USA showed 2000+ms - east coast 1000+ms

    Netstat is showing a bit more packet loss than it did 48 hours ago. (not too terrible mind you, but it certainly does add to the clutter if everyone is experiencing this.)

    Like I said, I don't have a truly clear picture because of my newness to this particular ISP I'm using -- but there does appear to be some justifiable cause for concern paerhaps.

    I haven't been able to send or recieve email through my new ISP since at least yesterday evening. I've yet to determine if this is in any way related ---- unlikely, or perhaps they were the first to fall victim:?: as this occured prior to any reported onset of the attacks that I have read yet.
    The old ISP is delivering my usual spam like clockwork:laugh:

    So far, I haven't tried to navigate to a site and found it unreachable, though in a couple of instances a Refresh was necessary.

    It seems clear that there are adverse effects, but nothing unbearable.

    EDIT; I should add that retrieval of the email from the old ISP is extremely slow, I am only DLing the headers and it's taking as long or longer than delivery of the whole message would have on dial-up.
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    Ya maybe lucky that ya got ya slice of broadband when ya did as a lot of ppl on dailup from over there havn't been in at all today. ;)
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    :geek: I've been the most fortunate guy on the planet since 10:03am Wednesday:thumb:

    But, even on dial-up, I would have gotten through - being as I was the hardest working man on the internet.
    Sure, I'd be refreshing 15 times instead of once, but I would get there - trust me.

    I've seen the slowdowns before, and unfortunately will again. But being a stubborn SOB pays off.
    I recall not so long ago that TT's server was having some difficulty - in 1 period of several hours, myself and 1 other were the only people to post in this forum. That is simply because he and I refuse to take no for an answer:thumb:

    I'm trying hard to remember who exactly the other individual was, but I respect, salute and admire his fortitude --was it jealousmidget?
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    Personally I have been fine with my cable connection. But the gaming service I work for got hit pretty bad. Their provider went down and took out the whole west coast (US) that they serve.

    Things are still not right here.

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    Went to http://webhostingtalk.com
    Figured I'd distill some info:

    There is NO new content included here it is all taken from webhostingtalk.com.

    Internet Status links:
    http://average.matrix.net/Daily/markP.gif
    http://average.matrix.net/Daily/markR.gif
    http://www.internetpulse.net/

    http://webhostingtalk.com/showthread...p;pagenumber=5

    Some disturbing crap:

    From CNN:
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/interne....ap/index.html

    The latest attack was likely to revive debate within the technology industry about the need for an Internet-wide monitoring center, which the Bush administration has proposed. Some Internet industry executives and lawyers said they would raise serious civil liberties concerns if the U.S. government, not an industry consortium, operated such a powerful monitoring center.

    More News:
    http://www.intelenet.net/news/mssql-
    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20030125_423.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2693925.stm
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in537959.shtml
    http://europe.cnn.com/2003/TECH/inte...ack/index.html
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76566,00.html
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/864184.asp?0cm=c10
    http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml...toryID=2108788

    Also, from one of the posts:
    We are affected by this, our Linux server in the USA, is down

    Link to MS for Windows updates:
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

    Info on DDoS for other newbes like me:
    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DoS_attack.html
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/

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    :wave: Hi kitty!
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    everything seems to be running just fine here...no slowdowns at all
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    Yep its was a problem with mssql
    that is months old
    see
    http://www.nextgenss.com/advisories/mssql-udp.txt
    Now There was a patch apparently but either lazy or slow system admins missed it :)
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    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2099780,00.html
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/interne....ap/index.html
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