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Site down problems - Cloudflare installed

Postby super_dipsy » 22 Aug 2020, 18:26

The site was down for a couple of hours or so today, due to a DDoS (denail of service) attack. The server people have put some protection on to try to prevent it happening again.

I stopped the queue, so games that have passed their deadline will be stuck on 0. I'll let it go again soon - I'm just giving people a chance to get orders in that they couldn't get in earlier. If you were close on deadline it could be that your game might have processed before I turned the queue off. However, there isn't anything we can do about that I'm afraid.

Sorry for the disruption everyone,
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Re: Site down today

Postby TiberiusG58 » 22 Aug 2020, 18:56

thanks for the info and your work, as always
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Re: Site down today

Postby super_dipsy » 22 Aug 2020, 19:47

Queue now restarted, games will start processing. Your games may take a bit of time to catch up though.
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Re: Site down today

Postby Locutus » 22 Aug 2020, 20:53

Who would DDOS playdip?
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Re: Site down today

Postby Overzealousness » 23 Aug 2020, 00:30

Thanks for the update,I couldn't log in and I finally have a couple games going my way.
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Re: Site down today

Postby V » 23 Aug 2020, 01:25

The mishaps above seem to have the added impact of losing messages when you hit the “send” button.
I suggest everyone saves the text content of their message (by any chosen method) before “sending”.
Could save a couple of rewrites...

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Re: Site down today

Postby Chairpusher » 23 Aug 2020, 01:45

I am in West Yorkshire Uk and two of my games are still zero at 00.45 this morning.
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Re: Site down today

Postby Potatomeister » 23 Aug 2020, 02:40

In game 181455, I'm still unable to post orders or send messages.
I don't get an error message, but the orders list stays blank after I submit them, and the messages don't send.
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Re: Site down today

Postby Ub3rm3n5ch » 23 Aug 2020, 03:46

Game 181840 Was interrupted during processing. I guess it'll be fixed but still want to post what error messages we're seeing in game.

When attempting an order the interface states : "NO ORDER CHANGES allowed after processing starts"

In game messages seem to be functional.
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Re: Site down today

Postby super_dipsy » 23 Aug 2020, 06:24

Because of the DDoS attacks, we have had to implement Cloudflare protection.

As you will have noticed, this requires everyone to verify through Captcha before gaining access. Sorry about the inconvenience, but the attacks were continuing and this is the best way around it.

I will now look to see if there are games that have been caught in processing and see if I can free them up.
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