[tor-talk] check.torproject.org outage 21 Dec 2011

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Wed Dec 21 17:42:47 UTC 2011

Is there anything that speaks against multiple check servers to avoid 
this in the future?

On 21.12.2011 17:45, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> As of late last night 20 Dec (GMT-5) our website hosting provider is
> experiencing a sustained attack. The attack is not directed at Tor, but
> someone else on the same network. The effect is that parts of our
> website infrastructure are intermittently unreachable. This includes
> the following domains in torproject.org: www, trac, gitweb, doxygen,
> cloud, svn, and check.
> The most visible outage is check.torproject.org. Every Tor Browser
> Bundle user will attempt to reach this url on start up. You are
> currently seeing a browser-generated timeout message as the site is
> unreachable.
> We're working to setup a new instance of check.torproject.org on a
> different machine today.

Moritz Bartl

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