DDoS attack, pictures ,down time etc.

Discussion in 'Support' started by sunni, Feb 24, 2017.


    sunni Administrator Staff Member

    I finally have a moment from this crazy hectic show down to let you all know finally what has happened, happening etc
    due to my personal life and downtime times it was harder than expected to get word out

    Our network received a DDos attack, which you are all aware of
    we were not the subject of the attack as several other places are on this network.

    during this attack we had a hardware failure/ malfunction because of this pictures broke, and currently are unable for uploading

    while trying to fix said photos we took the website offline, which resulted in the secondary downtime, if you were a "lucky one" we were up for about an hour or so on on Tuesday
    during which the forum was reset to feb 2016 , so we had to pull the website down again

    Than our owner had a personal business matter outside of rollitup which cased him to have to do other work not in the same location as our rollitup area

    in addition to that the reason this took so long is because from the get go of the ddos attack our website manager who fixes our website has been in critical condition in the hospital due to an illness.

    Hes the only person who fixes our website, trying to find someone else to handle Rollitup is hard due to the nature of our website, our website guy is a trusted source and friend

    Please give him your well wishes.

    I do not have an eta on photo fixing at this time.
    Thanks all the best

    vostok Well-Known Member

    Thank You

    for all your hard Work


    genuity ambition

    Thanks for all the guys/gals behind the scenes...

    Drowning-Man Well-Known Member

    Thank you sunni wish him well
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    Bareback Well-Known Member

    Well wishes and glad to see you back up.
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    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update Sunni and best wishes for the webmaster's speedy recovery.

    meangreengrowinmachine Well-Known Member

    jesus what a shit storm.....that sucks :-( hope all ends up well

    sunni Administrator Staff Member

    Yup a huge shit storm really one thing after another jeesh !

    zoic Well-Known Member

    I fix computers. I know those jobs that start out simple and suddenly cascade into a full blown nightmare. A string of you need to do this before you do that (<== not string theory). I hope your tech makes a full recovery, it sucks when illness holds you down.

    P.S. Thanks for the candid report of the whole sorted affair.
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update.

    Shit happens.
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    Wicked0ne Member

    I'm so glad you guys are back! I'm new to growing and almost every issue I ran into had been discussed on RIU. Thankfully I was able to pull some of that data from archived snapshots!

    I hope the web admin gets better!
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    blowingupjake Well-Known Member

    I hope your friend makes a triumphant recovery!

    People over weed sites.

    algebraist Active Member

    Well, I've been waiting for someone else to say it, and it seems nobody will, so I guess it's me.

    Before I do, I'll say it again -- I love this site. It's far and away the best of its kind, and what I say here is motivated only by wanting to see it keep on keeping on... And @sunni, please don't take this as a criticism -- I get it, you're just the messenger. Thanks for what you're doing.

    It all comes down to two guys? That's insane. (There, I said it.) Look, I wish them both the best, but let's face it, like it or not none of us is going to be here indefinitely. When something happens to one or both of these two guys, what happens to the site? My guess is that we've been getting a preview of the answer: It's done.

    Which is a real tragedy. There's more than a decade of great information on this site. The members will eventually all relocate elsewhere, but that information will all be gone.

    Also: While marijuana might still be illegal most places, talking about it isn't. At least not yet, in the US. This is a completely legitimate website. It should be hosted by a professional web hosting service, run by a company, where if someone is sick, someone else does the job.

    Finally, clearly the owner doesn't see it that way. Which I think bodes ill for those of us who love the site. Probably it won't amount to anything, but in case it might I'll propose this idea, which I hope will be passed on to the owner: Why not sell? Successful websites are worth money, and there are people who would be happy to buy the site and run it professionally.

    Thanks for listening.
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    sunni Administrator Staff Member

    it is run by a professional company, people get sick it happens
    were not selling our website. thanks for the opinion though

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    The old MedPot forums died right after the owner did as he never established a chain of command. RIP Marc!

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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    To which I'll add my own, again meant in the greatest respect;

    The events of the last few weeks have made it clear that whatever procedures were in place in the past weren't enough to prevent a prolonged outage.

    Rollitup has changed in the 6 years I've been here. While it was once just a hang out, now it's a fully supported social platform with paid advertising and people actively managing their careers here. You ARE a cultural touchstone oriented forum. This is an extremely valuable property at this time in our history, and deeper care should be taken to protect that value.

    I think that motive and opportunity can come together to fuel an even better online experience with better uptime. No one is disputing that a ten day outage is all but unacceptable today, that's honest and I'm not asking for redress.

    On the other hand, what I want to point out is that now more than ever, the site's return on the investment in better uptime will be well worth it in terms of growing its value to connect people in this dynamically growing industry and lifestyle.

    Pig4buzz Well-Known Member

    So they have access all our photos?

    sunni Administrator Staff Member


    Pig4buzz Well-Known Member

    Uh ddos How can I remove my account

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    You must not know what this means.
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