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DoS attacks, connection issues.

Discussion in 'News' started by Shane, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

    UPDATE AUGUST 02 - 2016
    We have moved hosts now and they are mitigating attacks very well to the point we aren't even getting dos'd anymore. HOWEVER, they are now having issues with their network which is creating the odd hiccup here and there and that's what you guys have been experiencing over the last few days.

    You can see by the graph below that the traffic just drops off and isn't an attack. When we get attacked the traffic spikes WAY up.


    Anyways, the host is working on it and it will be resolved soon since it is affecting ALL Their customers as stated here:


    Again, thank you all for sticking with us through every single wall we've been hitting. The amount of problems we've hit and conquered in the last month has been absolutely insane. Thank you!!!


    Hey everyone,
    I think we are going on almost a month straight of DoS attacks, and we have been through four different hosts. We apologize again for this issue, and we are going to look into moving hosts tomorrow.We WILL get this resolved, and we thank you for your patience.

    We will have another bonus weekend in the near future for all the down time lately.

    Thank you all for sticking with us through this we know it can be frustrating, however just know we are doing everything we can and working endlessly to resolve these issues. We are doing a few different things to defend against them, and it can be a lot of work but we will get to the end of it.

    Ultima Online Forever Team

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  2. Ionized

    Ionized Well-Known Member

    yeah both my chars in wind. wanna ress me? lol
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  3. Peav

    Peav Well-Known Member

    ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ RAISE YOUR DOS PROTECTIONヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
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  4. Shane

    Shane Administrator Staff Member

    As per our contract we signed with our host, apparently we have AMPLE dos protection. We are trying to figure out if the lag is from them mitigating or what. We are looking into it, and also just going to get a second server anyways.
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  5. murmer

    murmer Member

    You have my support. I could be wrong but my assumption is that those who are performing the DoS attacks are trying to sway your users to go to other servers? I'm not sure about anyone else but this makes me more likely to donate to Ultima Online Forever. Since my surgery I haven't been able to walk and the majority of my time has been spent playing your server and sleeping. It has made my unfortunate complications tolerable and I thank you for that.
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  6. VeryCoolCat

    VeryCoolCat Well-Known Member

    You need this shane

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  7. Monty

    Monty Well-Known Member

    How about a free item of choice? Its hard for me to farm the gold for a tamer 120 when I cant get on or stay on.... just wishful thinking.

  8. Firecrest

    Firecrest Well-Known Member

    DoS attacks makes Uncle Firecrest mad!!

    I burnt my pie... not that is matters because there is still no makers mark on food.
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  9. Yoko Kurama

    Yoko Kurama Well-Known Member

    Just saying, maybe time for that extra char slot for people as well? Just imagine how many people will donate for the new characters? Also, many people don't like to pvp because they don't have the slots for it, and 1m per slot is steep when we have so many things to spend it on--relics, pets, etc...with an extra slot per account, it is a lot easier for a player to devote a char slot or two for pvp or factions...just my 2 cents.

    Just an idea, although I guess right now the important thing is getting it all fixed. Either way, keep up the good work.

    Just be patient folks, I am sure they will make it up to us like they always do. On a side note, donation coins seem to be selling a bit higher, what a great time to show your loyalty and support the server, and sell me some overpriced (in game)coins. =>
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  10. Athrez

    Athrez Well-Known Member

    It's pathetic that people do this. I haven't been on much because of the summer time (and I bought Overwatch :p) so it doesn't bother me that much but it sucks when I do want to play some UO but it's not possible cause of the attacks.

    All the best to you who fight against all the attacks against UOF.
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  11. Abomination

    Abomination Well-Known Member

    Give out a blessed clothing item to all of us players. Saying something like, ddos survivor, I survived ddos July 2016. Or my personal favorite, ddos deez nutz.
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  12. Nakor

    Nakor Well-Known Member

    I really like this server and I'm here to stay. Thanks for working hard to keep it going.
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  13. Darkarna

    Darkarna Well-Known Member

    Free, free, free... Give me something for free... And I thought I was the thief here ;).
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  14. Engelschmitt

    Engelschmitt Well-Known Member

    Every time a bit of lag starts people start begging for free stuff and double this double that in discord and on the forums. Sorry guys but is this really how you want to play this game? Just get everything without effort?
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  15. Fuego

    Fuego Well-Known Member

    They started the attacks early today..
  16. Firecrest

    Firecrest Well-Known Member

    how can I spam gate all day with the disconnects..... sheesh!!!
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  17. Metzen

    Metzen New Member

    Oh, so this is why I can't seem to connect to UOF?
    I thought it was because I updated the client and had done something wrong.

    Well, I'm with murmer on this one: the vast majority of the player base won't be affected by some DDoS, since we all have been building something here on UOF.
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  18. Fuego

    Fuego Well-Known Member

    My only question is why? Doubt they play here.. What are they gaining? Use they, as it is likely a group of people. They have invested 100's of hours in these attacks... Why? I they are bored, go jerk off on a free porn site.
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  19. Engelschmitt

    Engelschmitt Well-Known Member

    Likely because they are messing with a competition and there is quite a bit of money in UO freeshards.
  20. kevin newland

    kevin newland Well-Known Member

    agreed, most likely someone who is part of another server or was hired by someone from another server. There is quiet a bit of money to be made off of these servers, but this server has an active staff and tons of players. its going to take more than droppin the server at 11AM on a Thursday...

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