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    Hi,

    I had tried numerous times today to access RS but couldn't getting a 404 error or server error message, then later on a script error. It would seem that the website has been down all day, was this due to hackers or a server fault?

    I am now pleased to see the RS website back online.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your patience.
    Yes, the issues yesterday were due to excessive server load (DDoS attack).

    We're working non-stop to try and mitigate this.

    You may find that the website isn't as stable as normal - we are working on it though!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Hi John,

    Thanks for your patience.
    Yes, the issues yesterday were due to excessive server load (DDoS attack).

    We're working non-stop to try and mitigate this.

    You may find that the website isn't as stable as normal - we are working on it though!

    Jason
    Looks like it is working, albeit erratically.

    As already commented,

    Someone has gotten someone really really mad.


    I think that this comment may hold the key

    Realscam’s activities are causing noticeable financial harm to the organized criminal groups that run such investment frauds

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Ol' Radical Me View Post
    Looks like it is working, albeit erratically.

    As already commented,

    Someone has gotten someone really really mad.


    I think that this comment may hold the key
    We are working on this.

    It's expected that this type of thing will happen some time or other!

    Now, I'm going to

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Hi John,

    Thanks for your patience.
    Yes, the issues yesterday were due to excessive server load (DDoS attack).

    We're working non-stop to try and mitigate this.

    You may find that the website isn't as stable as normal - we are working on it though!

    Jason

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the update, most of the website seems to be working ok now. I see you are now an administrator, how did this come about?

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldfart View Post

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the update, most of the website seems to be working ok now. I see you are now an administrator, how did this come about?

    Kind Regards
    John.
    Hi John,

    Let me know if/when/where you get any issues.

    I offered to help out and offer to support the admin team and to help to mitigate the attack.
    Still working on it as we speak so would appreciate messages with bug reports.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    Hi John,

    Let me know if/when/where you get any issues.

    I offered to help out and offer to support the admin team and to help to mitigate the attack.
    Still working on it as we speak so would appreciate messages with bug reports.

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    Meanwhile, over on Finch's site, there's this (thanks to Diann for posting)

    IMPORTANT WEBINAR 3/20/13- Announcement from Chris Smith:

    Chris speaking:

    Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. This is Chris Smith. I wanted to do a quick impromptu webinar to announce a few things as to why our site has been down. And is going down again. People have said we are not communicating, so we are trying to do that now.

    A few days ago, yesterday, the site was offline until this morning, over 24 hours. This was out of our control, it was the hosting company, and we waited for the resolution to the problem. Today we have made the decision that because we have alot of members who depend on us, we have lost faith with that provider, and we have decided to move on to a new provider. We want to provide you the best servicee, to all our loyal members who have been with us for the past 2 years. Rapid growth has caused some of the difficulties, and we are now seeking better support from a provider. We want to make sure we are able to provide a more stable platform.

    With this change we will have a larger port, which should address some of the items we faced last week with the increased amount of traffic which comes with 2.9. We’ve now seen what is required, and the new server will be able to perform much better. It will take a day or two to do the migration. Migration will begin in the next hour. The downside is the offtime. The upside is that when we are up we will be in a much more stable environment and have a much better relationship with our provider. So that is the news I wanted to share with you.

    We are looking forward to bringing you a bigger and better and more stable environment. BB is here for you. Talk to you soon.

    end of webinar
    I found the above post, so is the website being moved to another server?

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by grumpyoldfart View Post
    I found the above post, so is the website being moved to another server?

    Kind Regards
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    This website?
    This website isn't moving hosting that I know of.

    The attack on RS may have come from Banners Broker as part of their exit strategy.
    Only speculation though.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    This website?
    This website isn't moving hosting that I know of.

    The attack on RS may have come from Banners Broker as part of their exit strategy.
    Only speculation though.

    Jason
    Quote Originally Posted by Poyol View Post
    This website?
    This website isn't moving hosting that I know of.

    The attack on RS may have come from Banners Broker as part of their exit strategy.
    Only speculation though.

    Jason
    Hi Jason,

    Yes I think I have confused that post with this website, it must be old timers disease?

    Just got this error message
    The following errors occurred with your submission
    You do not have permission to perform this action. Please refresh the page and login before trying again

    I was using the quick reply when I got that message, so I had to leave the page and then re-login again before I could post using the main reply to this thread.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Hi John,

    Haha, don't worry about it.
    I sure hope Chris Smith isn't an admin here!

    Noted your report.
    We had another surge of traffic a few minutes ago which caused another 503 but we're holding up.
    I think that your error was due to the excessive server load.

    Can you just check your quick reply for me?

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quick reply test.
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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quick reply test.

    No its still asking me to refresh the page and leave. but it would seem that a post has been made but with no confirmation.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    I think that may actually be to do with caching.
    Can you clear your cache on your browser for me and just try one last time?

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Thanks for the hard workJason,

    I had to actually do some real work yesterday which was beyond terrible.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    That went through pretty quick on my end if that means anything.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    You're welcome, ribshaw.
    I'm only doing what anyone else'd do.

    Just post any other issues in this thread.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Really happy to see RS back up again!!! Thanks for all your help Poyol!!! I am sure many of you were working hard to get us back up and maybe it will remain stable but we have definitely ruffed some feathers!!!
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    I get the refresh your browser message before we can redirect you to RealScam message. I have emptied the cashe and tried again but it still comes up. Delighted with the good work that all of you are doing to get the site 100% again.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    It's amazing to read all "hub bub" from ProSun supports accusing this site and its Admins of bringing it down. I will assume that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the DDoS attack came from that direction. One of the hats I wear is a Police Chaplain. I regularly work with inmates in jail who accuse the police of being the reason they are in jail. I always ask the same question, "What did you DO that brought you here?" I always point them to personal responsibility. So, they come here to attack as if THIS were the reason they are losing money. Boggles one's mind!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    I would like to take this occasion to publicly thank Jason (and Mr. P) for all they have done in the last day or so. And if I may say, Jason looks good in Moderator Jackboots.
    So your prophets of finance have fallen on their collective proverbial face, and you hear muffled voices calling: Welcome to the human race.
    You made a killing dealing real estate at NASA selling cemetery plots in outer space til some falling coffins crashed upon your doorstep: Welcome to the human race.

    Open up your heart...

    Welcome to RealScam.com.

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by GlimDropper View Post
    I would like to take this occasion to publicly thank Jason (and Mr. P) for all they have done in the last day or so. And if I may say, Jason looks good in Moderator Jackboots.
    I want to second that. Welcome to our new admin and techie extraordinaire, Jason. We are thrilled to have you here!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by GlimDropper View Post
    I would like to take this occasion to publicly thank Jason (and Mr. P) for all they have done in the last day or so. And if I may say, Jason looks good in Moderator Jackboots.
    Thanks Glim,

    I couldn't have done it without the help I received from the nice gent.

    Looking forward to working with you!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Checking your browser before accessing www.realscam.com.

    This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.
    Please allow up to 5 seconds...

    DDoS protection by CloudFlare

    That is the message I am getting and when I replied to a private msg, I had to click off and then back on - not sure if msg went through but I think so.

    I forgot to congratulate you Jason on your new role as Administrator - Congratulations!!! You computer geek!! We can thank Banner's Broker for getting you over here!
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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    Re: RS Site outage 20th March 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchycat View Post
    Checking your browser before accessing www.realscam.com.

    This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.
    Please allow up to 5 seconds...

    DDoS protection by CloudFlare

    That is the message I am getting and when I replied to a private msg, I had to click off and then back on - not sure if msg went through but I think so.

    I forgot to congratulate you Jason on your new role as Administrator - Congratulations!!! You computer geek!! We can thank Banner's Broker for getting you over here!
    Hi Sara,

    Yeah, if you just wait 5 seconds it will take you through to the page you want to be on. It's just an extra security measure for now!

    Thanks for the congrats, will strive to do all I can to help!

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    Glad to see things relatively back to normal!
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