Reason as to why our site and countless others were down last night

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
#41
You can spoof your source address to be anything if you’re simply doing a DoS attack. Blocking entire countries won’t solve anything. So, what kind of attack was it exactly?
Not something that I want to discuss here because of lack of complete understanding but even if I did, I feel an online discussion of what happened is not a good thing
 

ddk

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May 19, 2013
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#42
This is from early this morning, some HK members are still having difficulty logging on, is the block removed or still in process?

ddk
 
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#43
Not something that I want to discuss here because of lack of complete understanding but even if I did, I feel an online discussion of what happened is not a good thing
Dear Steve

Thank you so much for your consideration for Hong Kong users. I have been reading alot of the highly useful threads in whatsbestforum over the last few years.
In fact, I have not been able to get into whatsbestforum for a week, NEVER have I ever thought this could happen to Hong Kong.
If we could be of help financially as initiated by Mike, please let us know.

Many Thanks

jonyung
 

ddk

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May 19, 2013
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#44
Dear Steve

Thank you so much for your consideration for Hong Kong users. I have been reading alot of the highly useful threads in whatsbestforum over the last few years.
In fact, I have not been able to get into whatsbestforum for a week, NEVER have I ever thought this could happen to Hong Kong.
If we could be of help financially as initiated by Mike, please let us know.

Many Thanks

jonyung
I guess the block is removed.
david
 

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
#45
The block was removed prior to my announcement.

CK has been here and posting for the past 2 days
 
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ddk

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#46

Steve Williams

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#47
There will be no need for them to do anything except log in. They don't have to clear cache or history
 

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
#49
Howie

you shouldn't need your VPN now

we are still having a difficult time getting adyc back on WBF as his IP address at home although not blocked and recently white listed by our ISP in order to get him back on WBF has proved unsuccessful and we have no idea why
 
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Thanks Steve,

It’s still a bit sporadic. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. I think I’ll leave it on until the dust settles. Thanks again for your assistance and personal touch.

P.s. tried to post the above message on my iPad with the VPN off. no go :(
 

DaveC

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Nov 16, 2014
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Dear Steve and all WBF brothers,

My heartfelt thanks to all of you, for your kind words and support!

And particularly to Steve : thanks so much for your very kind help!
Pls ping me when you visit HK. I own you a meal!
:D

Good to see you! :)
 
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Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
#56
I have sent the following message to several of our Hong Kong members who still can’t gain access. Howie can you send this message to your friends who are still having problems



Hello,
Per our conversation over the phone we went over this as the IP might be coming in as a Chinese IP.
But with that said I have flushed all the blocks for all IP's on the server.
Just in case it was blocked.
Please have them try again.
If this doesnt work we will unblock China and then you can have them try.
If then that works we have to go to the next option of running your site on a VPS or set it up to go through our DDoS firewall or you can get your own DDoS account somewhere else.
Please ask your clients now and let us know.​
 
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CKKeung

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#58
Hello Steve,
My android phone, office desktop and home desktop got diff local HK network providers.

I can connect to WBF only via my android phone.

I met TLi earlier this week at our audiophile gatherings and I also asked QuadDiffusor yesterday about their WBF connections.
Both said that they still couldn't connect to WBF.
Both of them are using NOT my android phone network provider.
 
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#60
There are other ways to get your location data too, one being from your browser. You can open the developer console and manually set your location to anywhere. Google the steps for the browser you’re using.
 

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