Server Down – DDoS

8/25 10:00 AM EST – Finally!! It looks like FragNet has recovered from the DDoS; at least we can get to our important control panels. I will do a once over of all systems and if everything is okay, I will re-enabled, iConomy, mcMMO, and LocalShops.




8/25 0:07 EST – Still no news from FragNet. All their sites continue to be in accessible, even when using IP addresses. We’re lucky that McMyAdmin isn’t part of FragNet. But if it winds up getting hosed – which it does from time to time – we’ll be S.O.L. since we couldn’t access TCADMIN to restart MCMA. Cross your fingers. I continue working on an interim solution. So far nothing to report that wouldn’t be taken out of context, misinterpreted, or just plain ol’ misunderstood. So mums the word for now until things are final.



8/24 17:01 EST – Wow, this DDoS is a real doozy!! It has garnered enough attention that it is actually showing up in security notices at our company’s NOC. I wonder who they pissed off? Our server is still runnable, which at least let’s me invoke some additional backup routines for world files and plugin configurations.

I have temporarily disabled iConomy, mcMMO, and LocalShops since they are not going to be functional without a database server. At least I hope this will still let us get our MC fix in. Just keep in mind, no Shillings, no buying/selling, no stats. If that is not to your liking then I suggest you don’t log on at all until this attack is over.


8/24 11:27 AM EST – It seems that FragNet is having problems with their domains. All FragNet sites – database, support, control panels, are not accessible and have been offline since about 7 AM this morning. I suspect that this is a continuation of the previous attacks. I am currently looking at an interim solution to hosting Vetrancraft until we can move into our dedicated server. That’s all I’m going to say for now.




UPDATE II: Per FragNet’s NOC page, the problem has not yet been resolved, although our server seems to have been functioning well for the past few hours. Could just be a case of them not updating the status. I’ll give it another hour before I force the question.


UPDATE: Things seem to have returned back to normal, although we haven’t yet received an “all-clear” from FragNet. Use the server at your own risk.


(6 hrs ago)

FragNet is experiencing a huge DDoS attack at the Chicago data center resulting in all servers being shutdown. They are working in conjunction with the data center to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

14 Responses to “Server Down – DDoS”

  1. TheBigLebowsker August 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I don’t mind hackers (the good ones) but geez these guys need to do something more constructive instead of malicious for kicks.

  2. meatbawllz August 23, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    DDOSers deserve a swift punch in the sack.

  3. Figalo_Foo August 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    True that

  4. UndeadLegend505 August 24, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Will the server be down for a while?.. Well before i got kicked out and it said “read timed out” I lost 10,789 Shillings.. im down to 30 :/.. what happend?

    • frelling August 24, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      Why don’t you wait to ask those questions when we know what happened? But your money should be safe. You saw 30 Sh because iConomy could not reach the database server.

  5. Kopaka August 24, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Well that’s just quaint… I finally get my computer running again and my favorite MC server is on fire.

    What’s the likelihood of recovering vital server files (Saves, world, etc) if it’s at all possible?

    • LightWarriorK August 24, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      I wouldn’t worry about the vital server files. frelling does a great job. When the Fragnet database was WIPED in early July, the only thing our server lost was the McMMO stats and the iConomy transactions since the last full backup. And frelling took the time to go through the logs and recreate the transactions. We’re in good hands.

  6. LightWarriorK August 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    In frelling we trust!

    It’s a good thing I don’t run a company that would be targeted by DDOS’ers. I’d be calculating the lost revenue for each attack, doing reverse lookups to find who was responsible, and then suing them for the money. I know it’s not that easy.

    I’m all in favor of a punch to the sack, though. Or a baseball bat.

  7. UndeadLegend505 August 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Frelling is a really trusted person :)!

    • karilynnc August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Thank you, Frelling (and everyone else) who is working so hard! Appreciate all you do in keeping everything running smoothly and all the additional work you have to put in when issues like this arise.

  8. animus98 August 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    i sad the server is down cause those crazy hackers ^ ^
    o o


  9. Dalferes August 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Keep up the good work Frell. Don’t know what we’d do without you 😛

  10. yertrey August 25, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    thanks for all of the amazing work you and the other staff do.

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