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Goliath Issue (Resolved)

November 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM

We are aware of an issue with the Goliath server. The server is currently experiencing an issue which is preventing the server from booting properly. All users on the Goliath server are experiencing downtime associated with this issue.

At the present time we do not have a definitive ETA for resolution of this issue; however, we are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your continued patience.

** Update 9:22PM CDT **

The Goliath server is coming back online at this time. Web access should be restored in 10-15 minutes after all services are brought back online.

We encountered a kernel problem when rebooting the system while it was under a SYN flood attack. The reboot was in attempt to re-gain access so we could filter out the attack. During the reboot, a kernel problem was encountered which we then began to troubleshoot. Ultimately we were led to a problem with the underlying software supporting the LVM partitions. After this was corrected we were able to bring the server back online.

We apologize for the extreme amount of downtime on the Goliath server this month. Unfortunately the DDoS attacks have not been able to be filtered as well as we had hoped with the typical methods we use to do so, and the kernel issue today only added further downtime to an already poor situation. We are working around the clock to reduce the impact of incoming DDoS attacks on this server as well as to pinpoint the targeted site so we can relocate it to a different system.