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(Gizmodo)   FCC claims their servers crashing as a result of John Oliver's net neutrality segment on "Last Week Tonight" was a denial of service attack   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-05-09 11:24:33 AM  
man, first Colbert, now Oliver? They are not making friends over at the FCC.

fark you, Ajit Pai
 
2017-05-09 11:35:32 AM  
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2017-05-09 12:20:26 PM  
So the next time I get a ticket from customer who didn't properly scale their system and do load testing, I'm going to tell them it was a DDOS attack and close the ticket.
 
2017-05-09 12:34:15 PM  
"Libby, we know it was a DDos attack by your libby lib friends."
 
2017-05-09 1:08:28 PM  
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2017-05-09 1:33:08 PM  
Ironic, because denial of service is exactly what's going to happen to us if this anti-NN bullshiat holds up
 
2017-05-09 1:33:17 PM  
"Link is Farked Olivered."
 
2017-05-09 1:33:20 PM  
Ass, what a christhole.
 
2017-05-09 1:36:16 PM  
No, it was a 'try to use service' attack or TTUS.

Oliver called down the thunder and now you reap the whirlwind.
 
2017-05-09 1:36:18 PM  
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2017-05-09 1:36:22 PM  
An attack eh? Surely the FBI,  Homeland Security, and Drumpf himself will be launching investigations leading to terrorism charges.
 
2017-05-09 1:37:24 PM  
Agitprop from Ajit Pai.
 
2017-05-09 1:37:29 PM  
You can tell by the firewall logs...

On a good day, your IIS server can handle a million reqs! Ddos is the new succes story!

PS: go hire Hilly's PC guy; he's free!
 
2017-05-09 1:39:23 PM  
The FCC is in denial about serving the American people.
 
2017-05-09 1:39:39 PM  
Actually, knowing the sort of connections our Republican friends have over in Russia, it's entirely possible that the DDOS attack was started to prevent most of us from leaving our comments on that site.

It was a very specific DDOS attack, targeted at the comment system.
 
2017-05-09 1:41:06 PM  
Well, maybe it was a DDoS attack: A group saw Oliver, didn't want them to comment...

"Libby, we know it was a DDos attack. We have no way of knowing the motivation"

Oh.  They don't know the motivation.  But they "know" the motivation had to be an attack and not an influx of legitimate comments.  Sure.
 
2017-05-09 1:41:11 PM  
Oh god, I read the comments.
Those turds think the FCC DDoS themselves.

It amazing that people say the government is so inept it can't manage the simplest tasks, yet the government was tech savvy enough to DDoS themselves to thwart the comments coming in from John Oliver's viewers.

Either republicans are hur-dur inbred retards from the south, or they are intelligent tech savvy people, they can't be both depending on what your narrative calls for. They are not the Borg and this is not Star Trek.
 
2017-05-09 1:41:24 PM  
DDoS?

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2017-05-09 1:43:09 PM  
So they can't see it when the Russians thump the RNC, DNC and Hillary's campaign emails, but they can see this as a plain and simple DDOS by evil trolls who are trying to force everyone to support socialism net neutrality, which is evil and horrible for reasons that have things to do with freedom and not money.
 
2017-05-09 1:43:17 PM  
"Well...................Bye."
Youtube PVrEwCa8nSA
 
2017-05-09 1:43:25 PM  
Wow...so libs are derpy now. Cool.


Tinfoil hat.jpeg
 
2017-05-09 1:43:26 PM  
From what I read in TFA, it seems more like there was indeed a traffic spike after Oliver's show.  Good.  Whatever happened after that, may have been a DDOS.  It may not have been.  Even if it was, Oliver did not call on some hacker commanding a fleet of bots to attack the site.  You can't blame him for that.
 
2017-05-09 1:43:41 PM  

Ex-Texan: DDoS?

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Aww beat me to it.
 
2017-05-09 1:44:08 PM  
If only there was some way for service providers to throttle the traffic to the FCC site so that fewer users were submitting their forms at any given time.
 
2017-05-09 1:44:32 PM  

Diogenes: So the next time I get a ticket from customer who didn't properly scale their system and do load testing, I'm going to tell them it was a DDOS attack and close the ticket.


You weren't already doing that?  That is Support 101!
 
2017-05-09 1:44:58 PM  
Well, at great personal risk, I'll suggest....it kinda' was.
 
2017-05-09 1:46:19 PM  
Sure that is a denial of services attack but some single jerk complaining several times about colbert launches an investigation.
 
2017-05-09 1:46:34 PM  
I heard someone named their low orbit ion cannon "slow lane".

Maybe they were just "slow laned"
 
2017-05-09 1:47:08 PM  
I just tried submitting a comment and I cannot hit "submit" on step 2.
 
2017-05-09 1:47:39 PM  

durbnpoisn: From what I read in TFA, it seems more like there was indeed a traffic spike after Oliver's show.  Good.  Whatever happened after that, may have been a DDOS.  It may not have been.  Even if it was, Oliver did not call on some hacker commanding a fleet of bots to attack the site.  You can't blame him for that.


He did call on reddit and 4chan to help. I think ddos is the epitome of 4chan's idea of "help."
 
2017-05-09 1:47:53 PM  
It's possible that they were hit with DDOS attacks aside from the cumulative effect of all the comments.  Those two are not mutually-exclusive.
 
2017-05-09 1:48:55 PM  

All Intensive Purposes: If only there was some way for service providers to throttle the traffic to the FCC site so that fewer users were submitting their forms at any given time.


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2017-05-09 1:49:23 PM  

All Intensive Purposes: If only there was some way for service providers to throttle the traffic to the FCC site so that fewer users were submitting their forms at any given time.


TFA does mention "industry partners" helped save the day.
 
2017-05-09 1:49:27 PM  

Endive Wombat: I just tried submitting a comment and I cannot hit "submit" on step 2.


Probably George Soros hijacking your session.
 
2017-05-09 1:50:03 PM  
Ah, yes the
Federal
Censorship
Commitee.

There to serve greedy politicians, frightened sex-hating religious busybodies and shareholder-serving business concerns.
 
2017-05-09 1:50:15 PM  

Endive Wombat: I just tried submitting a comment


Hey, FCC, I found your DDoS attacker!
 
2017-05-09 1:52:15 PM  
They're not even pretending that they're lashing out against people who were critical of their Dear Leader in the past.  That pretty much says it all.
 
2017-05-09 1:53:42 PM  
The Trump administration is a Denial of Service Attack
 
2017-05-09 1:54:05 PM  
Lying to save face, huh? Pretty typical for the type of oligarchic, authoritarian government the GOP wants.
 
2017-05-09 1:55:15 PM  

kregh99: The FCC is in denial about serving the American people.


So is most of the legislative branch and all of the executive branch.  It's a swamp thing.
 
2017-05-09 1:55:16 PM  
A properly configured, load-tested and scaled website/comment system shouldn't crash from the kind of load that would be generated by a portion of John Oliver's audience using it over the course of the hours that it took for the segment to run across the country and eventually spread on the Internet. It's very likely that some botnet operators decided to ddos them for the lulz after hearing about the segment. It would definitely be easy to determine if that's what happened from the logs.

/It's also possible the site is a poorly built piece of crap that crashed as soon as it experienced it's first significant load and they're lying about it.
//But they're probably telling the truth.
///This time.
 
2017-05-09 1:55:54 PM  

MLWS: No, it was a 'try to use service' attack or TTUS.

Oliver called down the thunder and now you reap the whirlwind.


Maybe it is both.
 
2017-05-09 1:56:00 PM  

mommatoldme: Wow...so libs are derpy now. Cool.


Tinfoil hat.jpeg


Of all the things that have been idiotically polarized by parties, Net Neutrality is not among them.

This should be obvious, but it's only supporters are corporations and their shills, there is no reason for any non-corporate/non-corporate-sponsored-politician to stand behind this, no matter which way one leans.
 
2017-05-09 1:56:09 PM  
If they can determine that a set of IPs were hitting their service and maybe not loading assets (images, stylesheets, etc) that a human user's browser would load, and/or if the payloads the suspected clients were sending to the form was clearly garbage, they probably have grounds to say there was a DDoS attack.

And this is the FCC, probably no stranger to probes and attacks.  They probably already have software in place to detect that happening... (probably, this is the govt we're talking about so there's a chance they don't)

Trying to link that attack to John Oliver telling people to contact the FCC, would be total BS though.
 
2017-05-09 1:58:00 PM  
So... Their tubes got clogged up?  Is that about what happened?
 
2017-05-09 1:58:25 PM  

Diogenes: So the next time I get a ticket from customer who didn't properly scale their system and do load testing, I'm going to tell them it was a DDOS attack and close the ticket.


D-DOS?  I stopped using DOS back around version 5.1, so I am not up on all these modern computering thingys.
 
2017-05-09 1:58:43 PM  

The Wack: mommatoldme: Wow...so libs are derpy now. Cool.


Tinfoil hat.jpeg

Of all the things that have been idiotically polarized by parties, Net Neutrality is not among them.

This should be obvious, but it's only supporters are corporations and their shills, there is no reason for any non-corporate/non-corporate-sponsored-politician to stand behind this, no matter which way one leans.


Well, because Obama sent a letter in support of it, it means if you want it you're a communist and every republican must seek to destroy it.
 
2017-05-09 1:58:43 PM  

Oysterman: Oh.  They don't know the motivation.  But they "know" the motivation had to be an attack and not an influx of legitimate comments.  Sure.


Well, yes. They absolutely could tell if it was an automated, botnet-driven ddos without knowing the motivation. If that's what happened.
 
2017-05-09 2:01:05 PM  

mrsleep: ...tech savvy enough to DDoS ...


Nobody sets up an attack themselves anymore. They buy it. It's like 10 bucks to take down a gig-e link for an hour. If that.
 
2017-05-09 2:01:32 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Ah, yes the
Federal
Censorship
Commitee.

There to serve greedy politicians, frightened sex-hating religious busybodies and shareholder-serving business concerns.


A Canadian commenting on a US issue and calling people busybodies. Douchbag of the thread
 
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