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Mike Irwin
May 2, 2001, 12:20 PM
"a slight problem with our database" errors over the last 2 days.

Is anyone else getting this, or is it a problem with my configuration?

Rich Lucibella
May 2, 2001, 12:26 PM
Everybody is....hopefully, we can now say "was".

Jason Demond
May 2, 2001, 04:45 PM
I haven't seen one for two days.

May 2, 2001, 05:08 PM
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The links no longer function so i removed them, and the wording is designed to "scare", more than inform so take it with a huge grain of salt. A DoS (denial of service) attack is a possibility to consider here. The chances of TFL being singled out are pretty slim, but if the errors continue a call to the upstream provider to monitor the connection might not be a bad idea.

Rich Lucibella
May 2, 2001, 05:36 PM
The only "hacker" that's had access to TFL in the past week is sitting in my chair. Lord knows, that's damage enough! ;)

Mike Irwin
May 2, 2001, 09:07 PM
"The only hacker...is sitting in my chair..."


Would that make your name Lich Ruciberra?

May 5, 2001, 10:38 PM
from the T1 at work i had really poor connection last week
but the 56k modem to AOL soldiered right thru

me thinks there is a Dulles VA routing issue


May 8, 2001, 04:16 AM
The only "hacker" that's had access to TFL in the past week is sitting in my chair. Lord knows, that's damage enough!
If that were true, your name would be spelled: ®1©H LÜ¢ïß[email protected] ;)

Byron Quick
May 8, 2001, 10:04 PM
I've gotten a couple today.

Rich Lucibella
May 9, 2001, 06:37 AM
That was me doing some cleanup. Had to restart the database once or twice....it results in a 15 second or so shutdown.