[racket-dev] Pinging BYU people!! (was: DOS attack on planet?)

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Sep 22 20:42:17 EDT 2013

On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 5:31 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> 50 minutes ago, Jay McCarthy wrote:
>> Next time, feel free to follow the directions on
>> internal.racket-lang.org.
> I have no practical way to know whether it's actually one of your
> machines.  (I did check that it's not an IP that is in our DNS.)
>> Now that you've turn off its access, rather than just logging in and
>> killing it,
> Nor do I know what "it" is that should be killed.  (And I will
> certainly not going to ssh into your account and sniff around.)

In retrospect, I guess it's not so obvious that the package server
contacts the old server regularly to build the compatibility version

>> I can't test and see what the underlying problem was. Let me know
>> when you have turn traffic back on.
> It's back on now.

Thanks... it looks like I'm still getting 403s though.


Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93

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