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    What is the reason for seeing a checking browser page before loading the forum
    The page has a link - DDoS protection by cloudflare
    Very odd, not seen it previously
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    What is the reason for seeing a checking browser page before loading the forum
    The page has a link - DDoS protection by cloudflare
    Very odd, not seen it previously
    cheers
    Graeme
    Same here !!!!

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    Same here. Could not access the Forums for a few hours. Said that there was a database error.
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    The forum was (or is?) likely being DOS attacked, so an administrator has turned on some protection.

    The forum was not accessible for over an hour before he turned that on.

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    I am also getting the same message after being unable to access the forums with a "Database Error" message. Was it a DDoS attack on the forums??? (Why????)
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    Time to start unfounded conspiracy theories. I think it was a bunch of woke inner-city greenies in Brisbane.
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    Same here.

    DOS = denial of service. It's an attack where the web site is bombarded with a flood of requests, usually with malicious intent. The site becomes so overwhelmed that it prevents access to legitimate users or crashes.

    I actually didn't know that N3V used a Cloudlfare server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinorius_Redundicus View Post
    Time to start unfounded conspiracy theories. I think it was a bunch of woke inner-city greenies in Brisbane.
    No way its the aviation nerds for sure LOL!
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    While this outage occurred, was the operation of Trainz cut off ?
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    I'M HAVING A SALE ON TINFOIL HATS!
    No really, it's good that at least we are able to use the forums.
    I just can't see why a niche game forum has been attacked.....
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    Very damn odd. I had the same problem and then whilst reading this I got signed out and had to sign back in!?! I'd like one of those tin foil hats please.

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    Not seen it here before but have come across it several times on other sites.
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    I saw a quick flash of the message then came in to see this topic.

    DOS attack... I picture a bunch of nerds marching in with floppy discs in hand that say MSDOS 2.11, PCDOS 3.0, IBM DOS 4.0

    Why would people attack a trains hobby site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    Why would people attack a trains hobby site?
    Because they don't care, if they can attack a site, they're going to attack it regards what the site i for.


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    As for everyone else, I'm also getting that
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    So I clicked the Cloudflare link

    You were visiting a Cloudflare customer’s website, and something went wrong. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. If the problem isn’t resolved in the next few minutes, it’s most likely an issue with the web server you were trying to reach.
    Cloudflare protects websites by sitting in front of Internet requests, and we work with website owners and hosting providers to identify underlying problems in their server configuration.
    Malc


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