A Very Tumbling HTTP Error - kurtwaskilled.weebly.com
Tumblr usually works just fine. Now, I'm starting to wonder if it's under a DDoS attack. I did read this article on Google News about spam bots, I guess, attacking many different blogs and leaving rather racist and/or other offensive posts. GNAA, the company responsible for this suspected hacking, said they did it as part of their anti-blogging movement, claiming that blogging lowers journalistic standards. What else they may have done to further disrupt service is beyond me at this point, but I tried to access Tumblr at one point this evening and it said something about a 500 Internal Server Error, which is an HTTP error. I have a website up on another tab that contains information to such errors. There are 4 parts to any client trying to communicate with a web server
- Step 1: Obtain an IP address from the IP name of the site.
- Step 2: Open an IP socket to that IP address.
- Step 3: Write an HTTP data stream through that socket.
There. That's the problem area. If your client cannot write that HTTP data stream, it cannot move on to step 4, which is receiving an HTTP data stream back from the communicating web server in response.
DDoS (distributed denial of service) is an attempt to make internet resources inaccessible or unusable and is a serious crime. One website creating domain should know how to fix this problem, seeing that they underwent a DDoS attack themselves, working to transfer that domain's created sites to safer domains for the time being and working to keep the domain up. They also collaborated with the FBI to find the attacker. A DDoS attack starts at an attacker machine (or attacker computer) that's running the victim client, travels to a series of handlers, then to compromised machines, where it makes its way to the internet and finally travels to the targeted server.
GNAA (the Gay Nigger Association of America) has claimed responsibility for Tumblr's hacking and for other high profile attacks. But they refuse to admit that any messages left by their spam bots were racist and/or otherwise offensive.

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