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TypePad Bloggered

I had comments rejected at both NTodd’s and Michael’s the other night, they rejected my blog address. Both are connected to TypePad.

Apparently Blue Security, an anti-spam company, was undergoing a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, and to deflect part of the attack they transferred some of the incoming requests to their blog at Six Apart, knocking out that company’s TypePad and LiveJournal services.

This is one of the main reasons to find a tech savvy host that keeps their software updated, and to keep your software updated. A DDoS attack is made possible by people leaving their systems vulnerable. The person initiating the attack uses machines that were compromised at an earlier date. Your computer may be part of the attack and you wouldn’t notice.

2 comments

1 Michael { 05.04.06 at 9:24 pm }

Sorry to have missed you. The status log says that the DOS attack was directed against Six Apart itself, but everything is back working normally as of midafternoon Pacific time yesterday.

2 Bryan { 05.04.06 at 9:36 pm }

If you want real timing, check my last comment on the site. It posted then I went to post another comment and everything went south. That’s what was really weird, 5 minutes apart the first goes through and the second was blocked.

Then NTodd was blocked with the same error about my URI not existing.