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Why was the server down today?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Minecraft

We had a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack performed against the server. This is an attack where someone uses lots of computers on the internet (in this case more than 300) and sets them all to keep sending data to one computer (in this case, our server) stopping legitimate traffic from getting through.

I was out for the day with the family so even after the attack ceased the server did not automatically come online again as it should do as our Modem that handles internet traffic was locked up due to the attack.

I’ve restarted the modem and so our server is back online. I apologize for any inconvenience. On the bright side DynMaps are back online 🙂