The F.B.I raided a data center in Reston, VA yesterday
morning, seizing three racks of servers and disrupting service to the Curbed Network
, and took the physical servers of tens of other clients
. Curbed and AltLabs are currently still down. The F.B.I was reported in pursuit of one individual user, and agents took entire server racks, perhaps because they mistakenly thought that “one enclosure is = to one server”
according to DigitialOne, the Swiss hosting company.
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jun 22, 2011 -
Network Hosting Attorney Scandal E-Mails Also Hosted Ohio's 2004 Election Results
--...more than ample documentation to show that on Election Night 2004, Ohio's "official" Secretary of State website -- which gave the world the presidential election results -- was redirected from an Ohio government server to a group of servers that contain scores of Republican web sites, including the secret White House e-mail accounts that have emerged in the scandal surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's firing of eight federal prosecutors. ...
posted by amberglow
on Apr 23, 2007 -
I generally give little thought to how the Internet works, as long as it does work. Well, on Monday, 9 of the 13 "root servers"
that manage traffic on the Internet were hit with a denial of service attack
for about an hour. You can see the spike in traffic on one of the servers in this
graph. All this made me think about the fragility of the Internet and what I would do with myself if the Internet got knocked out, say, for a matter of days. Maybe I would finally learn to cook something besides pasta... What would you do?
posted by epimorph
on Oct 23, 2002 -
The Stained Apron
is "dedicated to the venting of food servers' frustrations and a harsh education of the dining public." I always try to tip generously, now.
posted by moz
on May 14, 2002 -
is suffering from server problems. Although their email system still works, I worry about the rash of personal sites (nosepilot/gisol.org
, especially, comes to mind) that are going down due to traffic beyond the "moderate" level. The host that TM's using is charging them several hundred dollars as their <=100 hits/day equals > 30 gB outging traffic. What's the solution? Are there cheaper/better hosts? Should "personal" content sites start advertising? I can't imagine that helping...
posted by Marquis
on Apr 5, 2001 -
Is this another lifeline for Napster? Would going offshore
with the servers really make any difference?
posted by ecvgi
on Mar 7, 2001 -
Ouch! The sad reality of the web
is that most servers are built to handle thousands of people (not millions, or 100s of thousands, and sometimes not even tens of thousands), as long as they are spread out over a day. It's sad to see a company pay millions for a superbowl ad, but their server is down when you go to visit them. I guess it's not all bad, I hear this epidemic.com
company was going to pay people to spam others anyway...
posted by mathowie
on Jan 30, 2000 -
has a link to a contest to find the slowest booting NT server
. That's one of the things that really bugs me about NT. My workstation takes about 15 minutes and this very server (MetaFilter) takes at least 10 minutes to reboot.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 29, 1999 -
If you don't know about the iPic
server, you should. And if you do, you should check out the site again. The iPic server is the world's smallest Web server. It contains a few files on a chip the size of a nickel. If this isn't sassy, I don't know what is.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 26, 1999 -