Comment FS Re: DDoS

Story Temporarily Offline?


DDoS (Score: 5, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-11 16:44 (#EZ)

In the IRC logs someone admits its a DDoS attack:
The motivation is unclear

Re: DDoS (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-11 17:21 (#F8)

Holy cow. Some dude thinks that the result of the drama is soylant selling out. He's pissed because he's spent money and time working with them, thinks he should have a say in the drama. So ... his answer is to cause bandwidth costs to go up by flooding it with traffic.

Some people...

The current drama there is too much for me. Pipedot looks like a better run site so far.

Re: DDoS (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2014-03-11 17:52 (#FG)

Ever since the change in ownership, there's been tons of drama. It's unfortunate. This site was better with the previous owner.

Re: DDoS (Score: 5, Interesting)

by on 2014-03-11 18:47 (#FS)

The drama is because of the previous owner. He made poor technology choices, then got into it with the tech guy *HE* brought on board to get slashcode working. Then when the volunteers *HE* appointed revolted due to his lax management and poor communications he "resigned". Then he turned around and gave the site seven days to pay him $2000, double what he stated it cost him to start the project.

So a couple of points of clarification, I think he deserves the $2000 he was asking for. He took the imitative to get things rolling and risked $1000 of his own money. IMHO he made it very clear he was looking for a payout from the site right from the beginning. That being said I don't think it's fair to pin the drama on the current sites management (NCommander). The site is trying to be as transparent as possible to the community, which is something that can't be done without airing dirty laundry. I'm confident things are going to work out over there, at the very worst Soylent will have to pick a new name and get a new domain.

Based on how quickly this story was posted to |. it looks like there are some people looking for Soylent to fail. I was reading the site before noon my time, and came back from a meeting around two and it was working fine, I didn't even see the outage. So sometime in a two hour period this story popped up on |. like it was the end of Soylent.

How did the saying go? "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-03-12 02:27 Overrated -1
2014-03-12 10:33 Interesting +1
2014-03-11 21:16 Insightful +1
2014-03-11 19:08 Interesting +1
2014-03-12 21:16 Normal 0
2014-03-11 19:07 Insightful +1
2014-03-11 19:57 Overrated -1
2014-03-11 21:45 Overrated -1
2014-05-27 21:32 Normal 0
2014-03-11 19:00 Interesting +1
2014-03-12 03:46 Interesting +1
2014-03-11 21:54 Interesting +1

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