Ongoing Denial Of Service - Various Issues

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Ongoing Denial Of Service - Various Issues

Postby Kelley Graham on Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:21 am

I have turned off new user registrations. Our old code cannot be secured without an upgrade and the bots are getting smarter. In fact, some of the bots are people. I'm sure you've heard them. RSF is swamped with fake accounts. The easiest workaround is to use the old 'Send an email request to [email protected]'. Admin attention is required anyway to activate the account.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Tom on Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:02 pm

Just FYI, Kelley is not a bot . . .
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Kelley Graham on Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:43 am

i'll be doing maintenance today to the rsf backend. interruptions will be minimal. some of you may have login problems due to the recent denial of service attack. just pm me your username on facebook, i'll reset your account. if you're not on facebook, txt me using the number on http://urbanretreat.center to contact me.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby I-mon on Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:56 pm

Interruptions!?! This is terrible! BURN THE FORUM THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED ON THE OLD EMPTYFLOWER ALSO WHY DOESN"T ANYONE RESPOND TO MY POSTS.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Dmitri on Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:02 pm

-lol-
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby I-mon on Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:37 pm

Joking, joking! I know it's frustrating when your favourite websites don't work.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Kelley Graham on Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:08 pm

server maintenance complete
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Tom on Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Thanks Kelley. A job well done . . . there were no tweets from Trump.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Kelley Graham on Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Currently testing some behind the scenes registration protections. I have reenabled user registrations with approval. Admins let me know if you see creation of spam accounts.
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Kelley Graham on Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:38 pm

User registration and registered user password changes verification emails now activated. I will watch for heavy load for a week or so. If the load from spambots rises, i will disable feature. (again)
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Re: Ongoing Denial Of Service - Temp user registration fix

Postby Kelley Graham on Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:53 pm

Public search features are getting botted. I've changed the flood settings to slow down search requests for guests. I've sped up requests for logged in users. so login if you want to see active topics, your own posts listings and other various pages based on search queries.
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