Sprint/site outage

Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:15 PM

FYI, because I know some of you were probably concerned, Sprint got nailed bad, nationally, with this latest Internet work that was out there. Our servers were unaffected, but were still reduced to paper weights while Sprint sorted it out.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:26 PM
Glad to hear that you weren't (directly) affected by the worm...

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:33 PM
Yeah....my work is still trying to get everything cleaned up. Nothing like running blind all day.
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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:57 PM

I'll have to look this 'worm" up... I noticed shortly after CBuzz went down that my site (on Sprint-owned Earthlink) also went down for a time. Weird stuff.

Glad you're hardware/software wasn't affected Jeff.

Jim

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 1:00 PM

Yep, it was a grat morning to forget the CB thread from you-know-where, and go buy a digital video camera.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 2:12 PM

The worm infected servers running MS SQL Server (the database software running this, and many other sites). It's surprising that it caused such a problem because few machines on the Net (relatively speaking) would be running it. Not only that, but the vulnerability is six months old and should have long since been patched.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"The world rotates to The Ultra-Heavy Beat!" - KMFDM

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 2:26 PM
this thing hit hard! im on break right now, but im heading back to help my school get back online. great experience for me this semester. From the report i read at school it says that when this thing initially hit flooding sql port 1434 nearly 20% of the internet was affected.

*** This post was edited by CalvinJ23 on 1/25/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 2:38 PM

Yeah, yeah, I've heard em all now.

Glad you got it back up and they got things worked out :).

Chuck, trying to be sarcastic.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 4:06 PM
Don't those loser Chinese people have anything better to do?

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 4:10 PM

SFNE Freak, that's a rather stereotypical remark. Prepare to have your @$$ flamed off.

--Ryan

*** This post was edited by Legend_n_Raven on 1/25/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 4:17 PM
I heard it started from some guy in Japan or something, not China.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 4:42 PM

I heard Hong Kong, but that's really neither here nor there.

I was affected too, and it was pretty bad. Jeff's right - the problem was completely avoidable if some server managers had taken the time to patch up their SQL.

I guess it takes a stupid occurance such as this to raise awareness to the problem. It shouldn't come to this, but I bet a lot more people will be a lot more vigilant now.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:00 PM

It doesn't help that MS doesn't write installers for most of the SQL patches, and they're a pain to implement.

SFNE Freak: The only loser is you, racist little twit. Nothing will get you flamed and banned here faster. Jackass.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
"The world rotates to The Ultra-Heavy Beat!" - KMFDM

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:09 PM

Oh no.. the IT shop I work at here in Indy runs both SQl 7.0 and 2000 servers, hopefully everything will be ok Monday ..

Thanks Jeff

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:15 PM

Bye Bye, SFNE Freak. Learn to think before you speak, especially if it has to do with race.

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*** This post was edited by Peabody on 1/25/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:23 PM

Jeff said:

SFNE Freak: The only loser is you, racist little twit. Nothing will get you flamed and banned here faster. Jackass.

....nothing really to add, except a Booyah! for Jeff....you'd think that people would *get it* by now...thankfully, MOST do...


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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:27 PM
Just wanted to let you know I'm mad at hackers and people who **** up the internet, not Chinese people. Prolly shoulda added a smilie. Oh well, I'm not missing out on anything.
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Saturday, January 25, 2003 5:50 PM
Alex is right. You all let so much crap go on around this site like the thread completely humiliating people, yet you get all pissed over one comment that wasn't even that racial. I said it once, and I'll say it again. You're all assholes. Don't bother banning me because by the time that you have read this thread, I'll have already deleted my account for you. Have a nice day, assholes.
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Saturday, January 25, 2003 6:30 PM

lemme fix the text for you (on your way out, that is)...."Wasn't even THAT racial"....yes, that's better...;)

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 6:33 PM

CK I thought you left already......twice

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