DDOS Attack

We apologize for the downtime last night. We had a denial of service attack directed against us and are just now back to being operational.

ADDENDUM, Saturday:
The attacks have since been escalating. We, the techie types, have been working collectively pretty much around the clock to try and combat this. We're not sure how long the attacks will continue on our site, but we're working on bringing the site back up consistently and up to speed as hard as we can. We apologize for the problems everyone's been having, and hope you all can bear with us as we try to solve this.
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# Feb 27 2008 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
so i leave ffxi for a week, i come back, this is what happens? please get em allakhazam and thank you
XO communications?
# Feb 26 2008 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Are you guys being hosted by XO? I know that a lot of their customer's recently went down, my office included...
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# Feb 25 2008 at 5:37 AM Rating: Decent
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You other companies need to listen

Edited, Feb 25th 2008 8:53am by Froggiespwn
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# Feb 24 2008 at 9:18 PM Rating: Good
No Trojans, please! OMG, that would suck if this site went the way of ffxi.cannotlinkto. I rely on this site for EVERYTHING (except maps with coffer locations, wtf alla). I've had friends refer countless other sites, but none compare with my home sweet home.

# Feb 24 2008 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
I wonder if this is an attempt from one of the many banned trouble makers (GR?).

That guy has a huge chip on his shoulder and thinks that everything that doesn't kiss his feet deserves to be attacked.
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# Feb 24 2008 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
2,705 posts
1)That person probably doesn't know enough to do it
2)If he so much as visits Alla he's subject to swift legal action much less DDoS it.
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#OmniSagi, Posted: Feb 24 2008 at 1:32 PM, Rating: Unrated, (Expand Post) How truly unfortunate to be on the receiving end of something like DDos's. Here is to hoping things get better for you all soon.
# Feb 24 2008 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Do you have the coords for the attacks? Just the coords, people. :)

(Seriously, I'm glad the site is back.)
# Feb 24 2008 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
Well being a DDoS I wouldn't be surprised if the "main" point of it was to plant a trojan somewhere being that this site is highly visited. Just my two gil though.
# Feb 24 2008 at 7:38 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
omg alla ; ; i was lost last night i had to step away from my computer and watch this thing called TV... But you came back! I wish you the best in trackin down the jerks who did this to the site.
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# Feb 24 2008 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
You guys are doing an awesome job! I hope you find out who's doing this...my WoW experience just isn't the same without Allakhazam!
#RosannaRue, Posted: Feb 24 2008 at 7:38 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) good, go outside and get a life.
Many thanks.
# Feb 24 2008 at 5:22 AM Rating: Excellent
140 posts
Didnt really realise how much i take this site and its bottomless well of information for granted until i couldnt load the pages..
Good work and thank you everyone involved in getting the site back up,and everyone that works so hard to maintain it.
To the person(s) responsible for the attacks.....
may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your nether regions, you sad little pricks.
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Thank you again
# Feb 24 2008 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
14 posts
Thank you again for nice job in this quick restablishment of this maravellous site Smiley: smile
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Thank you.
# Feb 23 2008 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Keep up the good work and I hope you are able to bring whoever is responsible to justice.
#RosannaRue, Posted: Feb 23 2008 at 10:09 PM, Rating: Unrated, (Expand Post) ****
Thank You
# Feb 23 2008 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
13 posts
Keep up the good work at repelling these attacks. I hope the people responsible for sending these attacks are found. Don't know how easy it will be if it was down through spyware through unsuspecting computers, but I hope it can be done.
Thank You
# Feb 23 2008 at 11:06 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
I hope they finish soon - having to use second best to get information is a pain. Thank you for battling on. It really is appreciated, the site is appreciated, your subscription, after WoW itself, is my most important, to support your work.
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# Feb 23 2008 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
not important

Edited, Feb 23rd 2008 10:37pm by sundast
Thanks Guys...
# Feb 23 2008 at 6:40 PM Rating: Good
I want to say i appreciate the work you guys do to keep this up and running...

That said.. I know i have an Evercrack issue but i didn't know I had an
Alla addiction as well.... Smiley: oyvey

Must... have.. my.. fix..er info..
It had to happen
# Feb 23 2008 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
2,705 posts
In before Taj did it
Darkenbuddy ate my ankles, Oh Noes!!!
Jump on my sword whilst you can, Evil. I won't be as gentle!!!!
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You're doing good
# Feb 23 2008 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
Just keep plugging away guys we'll still be here waiting for you to get it all under control. Hope you manage to catch the idiots sending these attacks against you
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# Feb 23 2008 at 5:21 PM Rating: Excellent
1,154 posts
Good luck keeping us up guys!

Hope you get SOME sleep!
Damn you terrorists!
# Feb 23 2008 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
15 posts
:O Track it down and send your own DDoS attack >_> Biological warfare err.. Technological Warfare? FTW!?

I blame it on WoW btw. They are jealous of our betterness and awesomeness.
Damn you terrorists!
# Feb 25 2008 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
149 posts
I wouldn't put it past the competition to have something to do with this. A decent amount of people are leaving games like WoW for their previous games when they get bored or sick of all the immature types.

I hope this whole DDoS thing blows over very quickly. Alla seems to be one of the last true havens of the EQ populace.

# Feb 22 2008 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
256 posts
I think it was Osama Just another cornerstone in the fight against Democracy
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# Feb 24 2008 at 8:40 AM Rating: Good
Bambooburnr wrote:
I think it was Osama Just another cornerstone in the fight against Democracy
Naw, it's the attack of the Chinese Plat farmers!
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# Feb 22 2008 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
28 posts
i wonder if that explains why i keep getting POL-0020 and cant get past checking playonline version. anyone else in ps2 getting this? so i dont go insane checking my wires
# Feb 22 2008 at 1:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Allakhazam was down, not POL. This issue should not have affected FFXI at all. I guess get back to checking your wires ^^.
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# Feb 22 2008 at 8:31 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
lol u were right its time 2 blame the cat XD
# Feb 22 2008 at 9:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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You guys going to call the FBI? They handle DDoS attacks
# Feb 22 2008 at 10:06 AM Rating: Excellent
I can't speak on behalf of the company but I'm sure if legal action is necessary Allakhazam will make sure action is swift. That said; thanks for being so patient with us! :)
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# Feb 24 2008 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
979 posts
it seems crazy that decent sites that only try to help are subject to these stupid attacks , my guess if any are doing these attacks alone it is someone that has been upset by replies they got to their comments here .

The one good thing is your Tech guys will have learnt a little i hope on how to stop fools from doing it again , The only trouble is the better programmers get the better the hackers get.

good luck on keeping the site up , i very much miss it when i am hunting for clues as to where i need to go
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