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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2009, 08:57:35 PM »
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Not me mate - I know your address :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2009, 02:24:27 AM »
 :)

I can see about salvaging the What Aircraft thread, but that would be a LOT to try to save and then copy over.
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2009, 07:03:21 AM »
....Yeah, I had an idle thought to stream it, but, as the biggest thread on the site it probably got a deal of attention....

Bit busy today but if K2 stays up I'll go see if it is infected then have a think about it once I get a sec.

Otherwise we can just start it again, we've probably forgotten most of the questions and answers by now anyway :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2009, 10:50:27 AM »
Kate: Tassie pix will be great! Can't wait for you to post them.

Chris: Thanks for all your help mate !

Logic: Wasn't any fire from my quarter.

Jamie: The aircraft thread will be an utterly humungous job, might be better just to kick off a new one.
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2009, 11:51:04 AM »

It never crossed my mind until I read this thread.

I know I had all sorts of bad shit causing havoc in my computer and was way overdue for a reformat, which I had to do last week when it wouldn't boot anymore.

Who knows?
They may have been using a trojan in my machine to attack through since I'm always logged in.

Anyway, checkdisk had a lot of fixing to do before I could retrieve the bits and pieces I hadn't backed up.

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #55 on: July 22, 2009, 02:25:39 PM »
Yeah I agree Richo, Kate, why don't you kick one off ? :)

Logic: I don't think so, one of the first things I did when it all started was to trap every IP of Knucks that I could and reference them against any probes on us, yours never came up, neither did anybody else actually, the attacks were a lot more subtle.

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2009, 03:47:05 PM »
:)

Well, here's an idea I had. I'm not sure just how feasible it would be, but I thought of creating an archive section and then rather than trying to copy over every post from a specific thread, we could just save the entire page as HTML and then upload the pages as attachments.

Just an idea...  ::w
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2009, 04:43:26 PM »
...Hmm..

I need to think on that - has merit.....

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2009, 04:45:24 PM »

Yeah give it a test fire Jamie..
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #59 on: July 22, 2009, 04:59:23 PM »
What ever the routing probs the Mrs and I were having seem to be sorted, hopefully for good. Probly fuckn tel$tras fault but I dont care now.

Is all loading good n quick like it should. :)

Now off to catch up on the last week properly.

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Oh and good job to all you blokes that have worked on holding the shit together the past week or so, top effort fella's.  ::X

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2009, 05:46:59 PM »
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It's Knuck mate, if it happens again, and with the New Jersey style armour Richo has put in place I kinda doubt it, you can get the sore shoulder from the shotty :)

Man. I'm tired, should really be working, but I'll catch up on that, this has been the most bizzarre little firefight I have ever been in, and I think you know, I've been in a few :)

Take care, the both of you :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2009, 05:56:41 PM »
Thanks heaps to Richo, Chris, Jamie, TD and Sam for all their hours of work to get the Knuck up and running again.

Usually these attacks are something we hear about in the media - happening to someone else.

Lets hope that the message gets out to their friends , that there are people out here who are prepared to take some very effective action.  ::X




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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2009, 06:07:48 PM »
 :)

I'm not sure if that was effective - it was a bloodbath, but strangely I did not need a transfusion... :)

Eh, don't fuck with Knucks, we come armed :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2009, 06:10:34 PM »
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Eh, don't fuck with Knucks, we come armed :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2009, 06:19:24 PM »
:)

Eh, don't fuck with Knucks, we come armed :)

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 rofl rofl

Pretty much :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2009, 08:15:43 PM »
You go on holidays for a week and look what happens.

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2009, 04:32:27 PM »

Yeah give it a test fire Jamie..

:)

I'll see what I can do...

On the upside, I'm just beginning two days off.

Downside...I've NFI what's going to transpire over those two days.

At the moment, I have an overnight guest who tried to match me in alcohol consumption.

ONE of us is still sober enough to touch type and the other is out for the night.  ;zn

I'll let you guess which is which.  :-*

Anyway, I'm sure I can find a bit of time to try out my little idea.
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2009, 11:28:07 AM »
 :)

I finally had time to read this thread - it was more relevant to Richo than me, purely defensive measures, I decided in behalf of Knuck to just kill the fuckers :)

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=273816.0

It is however very interesting and demonstrates the scale of this attack and the spirit in which SMF responded, great team with a great net philosophy, we chose the right platform - they all get attacked from time to time, I want it from me on record that Richo is indeed an absolute bloody legend for keeping us alive :)

Signing off on this subject for now, but still watching :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2009, 12:53:36 AM »

That is one of the slowest sites eva!

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2009, 11:57:36 AM »
:)

Yeah it got clobbered pretty hard as well, they were much more polite about it than I was, should be fine soon though, dev team is on it.

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #70 on: July 31, 2009, 01:08:16 PM »

Thanks mate, it was a really tough week for me, that one.


There was certainly a shitload of sites that were not so lucky and got pissbowled over hard, some are still down / heavily damaged after 2 weeks !!
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« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2009, 01:51:00 PM »
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Yeah, no kidding... that was one HELL of a fight, and like you I had to integrate it with work and normal life....

As I said, I dunno what normal is atm, but slowly it comes back...

Just as well there is Skype, or my phone bill would be horrendous, but I would still have done it - this place matters :)

Been scanning the other sites that were hit - yeah, bit of a mess, and some will just die from lack of interest or simple despair - not this place mate,  Knuck matters - only social site I am on, which is not many, where I think I have met just about everyone who contributes, except your elusive bro :)

I really, realy HATE crackers, not Hackers, Hackers are ethical, in an odd way it was kinda a good excuse to go blow away some... quite a lot actually... :)

We survive, mostly because of you, I'd hate to see Knuck ever die, it is eclectic, it is friendly, it  crosses boundaries, it has no respect for class, something I hate anyway - lot of hate in this post :) I just love the place, no way was it getting fucked over by dipshits.... :)

You take care, I know how a week like that can take it out of you, have one coming up myself, we got the funding for the talking books project, now I need to steer it...

I'll update that in a new thread soon, getting to be fascinating and bigger than Ben Hur :)

In the end we won, but as I remarked to AD, it was Gunfight at the OK Corral, I dunno how much sleep you got, I had to sit my new partner down and explain, very carefully, WHY it mattered, why I was on the PC at 3am, what I was doing, and why it mattered - she got it - strengthened things here, something good came out of the bad :)

It looks great though mate - we can live with the data loss - in the end it is an endless party and fascinating conversation, doesn't matter that we lost things, hell, I'll probably re-tell stories lost, and probably you will as well, and others, would anyone go back and re-read my X1/9 tale, or my times in the Seychelles? Doesn't seem too likely, it was ephemeral, better to look to the future than the past...

Talk soon, huh?  :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2009, 03:13:07 PM »


I would read your X1/9 tale again and your others, they are entertaining  and you write well.
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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2009, 03:19:10 PM »
:)

 Well, shall see if they can be salvaged, but would probably enjoy writing them again from a different angle anyway :)

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Re: Welcome to the knuck MkIII
« Reply #74 on: July 31, 2009, 06:34:00 PM »

I just need some sleep and I'll be fine.. I'm working on that.

I averaged 2-3 hours sleep per 24 for the week, juggling work and fighting for this place, for us.

Hit me pretty hard a couple days back.



I'd also like to go on record to give Chrisg a huge thanks for the massive yards he put in to helping to keep this place alive in that week. If there's one person in this world with the contacts and the firepower to melt the barrels on a digital chaingun its definitely him. Webmasters the world over owe you big time mate :)


Thanks also to everyone who ran some salvage operations from the old Knuck2, I couldn't have done it without you guys.. it was just too high a workload for any one person.


Thankyou everyone for your help, you guys and gals are amazing!


Knuck2 is in stasis but Jamie is doing some last ditch deep mining salvage on her and I'd like to thank him for his effort also.



It was immensely satisfying to unleash some serious firepower on those arseholes and by all accounts their assault was a co-ordinated and planned attack on SMF, php, invision, coppermine and more on a worldwide scale. Most of the attacks were coming out of proxies or resolves in russia, latvia, france and a couple from the US.


Simply... they fucked with the wrong crew when they came here...
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