[RndTbl] MUUG Online is back online!

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Oct 26 12:34:51 CDT 2010

Hi all.

Some of you have probably noticed that the MUUG server was inaccessible 
from the Internet since sometime last Thursday.  This was affecting 
access not only to the web and FTP services, but also to all the mailman 
mailing lists.  The problem now appears to be resolved!

The U of M campus network has a packet shaper that sits between the 
internal network and the pipe to the commercial Internet.  If it detects 
too many very heavy traffic flows, it black-lists the host addresses 
involved.  For some reason, this happened to the MUUG server, possibly 
due to a DoS attempt on it...  (We're still investigating.)

Anyway, the networking group has now added the MUUG server to an 
exceptions list, so this will (hopefully) not happen again.

Sorry for any inconvenience this extended outage may have caused.

Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface		Phone:  (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:    (204)474-7609

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