Hello! Long time no see!
If you visited computercraft.info in the last week or so, you might have noticed something. Or rather: noticed nothing, because the site has been completely inaccessible for all of this time.
What happened? On April 28th, a disgruntled forum member with delusions of being a master hacker launched a sustained DDOS attack on our site. Due to certain misconfigurations on our server, this one-man attack was enough to make the site completely unusable for several days.
Not satisfied with this, on May 1st, the script kiddy discovered the password of one of the moderators on our forum, and started wrecking havoc on our user database. At this point I decided to take the server offline.
This week, I’ve been assessing and repairing the damage, and with the help of Luke and Paul from CreeperHost, have completely rebuilt the server from scratch, in a way that (fingers crossed) should be much more resistant to these kinds of happenings.
Dealing with these kinds of jerks is the worst part of running a website, and initially I wanted to run screaming and vow never to host an online service again. But now the site is back up again, I’ve mellowed a bit and I’ve actually enjoyed the learning process of rebuilding the servers from scratch. I’d like my week back though.
Anyhow: Thanks to everyone for being patient during this outage. Enjoy your uninterrupted browsing!