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

CKKeung

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Jun 18, 2011
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As Paul Harvey used to say..."and now you now the rest of the story....

Unbeknownst to me our ISP again blocked China and Hong Kong as I received an email from Anthony in Hong Kong stating he could not log in. Checking with our ISP they confirmed that they did as they had ongoing concerns.

So choices at that point were either VPN's for our Hong Kong members, WBF to go VPN or to do what I chose as I do not want to lose our members from Hong Kong and China

We have now added a DDoS block as confirmed below





Hello,
Your domain is now going through our DDoS firewall.
There are no country blocks on there for your domain and all data should be flowing through except the ones that are attacking.
Please let us know if you have further questions.


So to Anthony, CK, Howie etc, if you cannot access WBF please Email me as there should be no issues
Dear Steve,
My heartflet thanks to you!

I lost contact with WBF for two days but connection has resumed normal, only a little bit slower than before.

Very happy to be able to stay connected with all WBF brothers!
 

Steve Williams

Site Founder, Site Owner, Administrator
I was told the DDoS block would not slow the site down. Speed at my end seems normal

Please email me CK for any issues that are ongoing
 

Ron Resnick

Site Co-Owner, Administrator
Jan 25, 2015
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Great job getting this fixed, Steve! Thank you!
 

howiebrou

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Jun 29, 2012
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Thanks Steve. I had an issue connecting from England the last couple of days. The VPN sorted that out but as I am not in HK I wasn’t aware of that issue. Very grateful for your continued support Steve.

Howie
 

bonzo75

Member Sponsor
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Thanks Steve. I had an issue connecting from England the last couple of days.
Yes bandwidth here gets slow when Marc is active on his system thread
 
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