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Postby Torsten » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:42 am

Hi all

the server at https://scenery.flightgear.org/ is currently down for maintenance after detecting some "interesting" activity.
I'll post a note here when it is back online.

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Re: scenery.flightgear.org currently down

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:00 am

What do you mean by "interesting" activity?
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Re: scenery.flightgear.org currently down

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:05 am

most likely hackers, spammers, skiddies, thieves trying to steal the database, etc... it is all ""interesting""... especially when you can catch them in the act...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: scenery.flightgear.org currently down

Postby bugman » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:27 am

From the mailing list messages, it sounds like a DDoS targeting the FlightGear infrastructure. I wonder if the person doing this is also attacking the MP servers?

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Re: scenery.flightgear.org currently down

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm

DDOS is just one weapon available to hide infiltration attempts... from an infosec standpoint, i'm kinda curious about the DDOS traffic... is it slowloris or similar, URL requests, a reflection amplification attack or something else...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: scenery.flightgear.org currently down

Postby Torsten » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:16 pm

It is back online. There will be another (hopefully much shorter) outage when I move the service to AWS.
I'll post a message before this happens.

Thanks for your patience and sorry for the long downtime.
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