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Gremlins!


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Admin, Original Content on 10 Nov 2010 at 10:29
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Regular visitors to Sharksworld will have noticed some quite awful technical glitches over the last two days that caused the site to slow down to a crawl

I’m really sorry for the inconvenience caused to authors and readers alike. The issue was caused by some muppets out there on the Interwebs launching what we call a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against the server – basically what this means is that some people arrange for a frankly staggering amount of requests to hit the server all in one go, which slows things down to the point where normal requests can no longer be served. Exactly who does these sorts of things and why remains a mystery and they are always a real bugger to get a handle on.

Fortunately, we’re told, the good people running the data centre where Sharksworld is hosted (in the good old US and A) have a handle on the problem and have installed some fancy new-fangled firewall thingamabob to ensure that this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. So again, apologies for the interruption, but (touch wood) we should be hunky dory again!

Thanks as always for your support as we endeavour to bring you the latest and freshest news from the Sharks and the wider rugby world as well.



59 Comments

  • The Bounce and Keo also had a issues with reported attack page. You guys been sharing the Chardonnay again?

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.11.10 10:31:31 by Sportbilly Reply
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  • They attacked the popular ones :-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.11.10 10:35:26 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Avoid the water and definitely no feeding after midnight :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.11.10 10:35:57 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • guess the baddies were out in force last night.

    Funny, if anyone was going to launch an attack against Sharksworld, I kinda assumed by default that Keo would be behind it :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.11.10 10:38:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : keo the king of crap !! btw i see you and him are big fb friends? what gives befriending this antishark?

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.11.10 10:41:14 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Keo is a gremlin ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.11.10 10:41:31 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 6) : Keo wants to be a gremlin when he grows up

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.11.10 10:52:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 5) : hang on – define “Big” FB friends? Mark Keohane is my friend on Facebook, but I’m not sure why. I never interact with him. In fact, he hardly uses the site at all, from what I can tell. For me it’s a case of keeping your enemies close!

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.11.10 10:53:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : i like that, but the guy is truely a dick,he comments like he was once there,why dont you do a check on this wannabe primadonna Rob and lets expose him for thegarden gnome he really is.

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.11.10 11:02:00 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 9) : ah mate – I’m trying really hard not to stoop to the same level of tabloid journalism. I know I don’t always succeed, but I’m trying to raise my game, despite the provocation!

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.11.10 11:06:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : haha ,is there a possibility he is on sw with a pseudonym

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.11.10 11:12:31 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 11) : mabye klempie?

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.11.10 11:13:08 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 12) : or megatroll?

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.11.10 11:13:38 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 13) : can’t be… both klemps and megatron know FAR too much about rugby to be keohane in disguise :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.11.10 11:19:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.11.10 11:22:32 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 15) : I have a huge amount of respect for Megatron’s knowledge… it’s his attitude that I can’t stand.

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.11.10 11:26:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • gm rob

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.11.10 11:50:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • golf with HRE and GB was great , and learnt quiet a bit about behind the scenes

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.11.10 11:52:21 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : did you get any clarity on kockott?

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.11.10 11:54:02 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : im with you on that ,he like to incite.you going to watch bokke/eng?

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.11.10 11:55:21 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 19) : :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.11.10 12:03:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : juicy… you gonna leave that one hanging, or tell us (me) more? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.11.10 12:03:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : has anyone thought that absa pulling out might have something to do with ethekwini pushing for sharks to move to mabida??

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.11.10 12:04:36 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 20) : nah – can’t afford tickets and they ignored my request for media accreditation.

    I’m going to Murrayfield next weekend, though.

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.11.10 12:06:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 23) : it’s a possibility, but I think the reality is simply that ABSA need to cut costs elsewhere cos they’ve made a huge investment in sponsoring the Boks

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.11.10 12:09:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 23) : Nah, apparently they pulled out the other Absa Parks. Putting all their eggs in one basket – the amaBokke.

    FNB should take over and call it FNB Kigs Park. Man would that be a one-finger salute and a real bridge builder after Absa dropped KP!

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.11.10 12:10:32 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 23) : they can push all they want

    what i can tell you is the name of the stadium to be announced next week

    3 guesses as to the name?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.11.10 12:10:53 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 27) : Kings Park? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.11.10 12:12:21 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 28) : :lol: ;-) yup the price was right :grin: and the name is being given back to the people

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.11.10 12:16:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 28) : to answer the cockott question it is still not finalised

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.11.10 12:18:58 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : get yahoo messenger and ill give you details :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.11.10 12:24:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • add sharks_lover

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.11.10 12:28:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    hahaha

    Brilliant!! :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.11.10 12:39:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : good day old chap

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.11.10 12:46:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • It was so frustrating yesterday not being able to get on the site – it meant I had to do some work :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.11.10 13:10:35 by lostfish Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 31) : Cmon, you can give us the details as well.

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.11.10 13:10:36 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 36) : hiyas boet , i will after sharing with rob . maybe he can do an article

    look theres a couple of things i wont divulge now as per the persons request, that i will honour , but there is quite a bit i can give

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.11.10 13:13:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • i am wanting to do an article for R-T too just not getting time

    :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.11.10 13:16:01 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 34) :

    Hey there dude!!

    Hope you’re well!! :cool:

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.11.10 13:39:38 by wpw Reply
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  • doing great thanks boet ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.11.10 13:42:54 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 31) : ok – that’s the one messengerprogram I don’t have… but will get it :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.11.10 13:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 35) : apologies… we will NEVER put you through THAT again :)

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.11.10 13:51:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : lol sorry rob i just had my laptop re setup so even yahoo i am busy downloading as we speak

    i normally use yahoo and skype

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.11.10 14:06:29 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • and this wireless internet we have at the restuarant is damn slow :cry:

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.11.10 14:08:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 43) : I have skype… robert.otto.1310

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.11.10 14:11:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok once i have downloaded it aafter yahoo is done i will add ya :grin:

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.11.10 14:14:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : thanks, not long until I stop working though.

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.11.10 14:56:26 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 47) : how much longer to go?

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.11.10 15:01:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : all stalkers take note :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.11.10 15:15:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) :

    HAHAHAHA :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.11.10 15:23:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : I stop work at the end of November and the baby is due just before Christmas.

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.11.10 15:58:26 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 51) : a brand new shark :razz:

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.11.10 16:02:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : I would not mind maternity leave now (without the xtra “benefit” of sleepless nights off course!)

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.11.10 16:20:27 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : She won’t have a choice. Her grandmother has already bought a whole lot of Sharks swag. I will have to make she supports the Boks rather than Les Bleus ;-)

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.11.10 16:30:56 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 53) : I am so not looking forward to the sleepless nights.

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.11.10 16:31:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 51) : awesome man… what a blessing. Your first, n’est-ce pas?

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.11.10 16:44:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : Oui, la première.

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.11.10 16:47:08 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 54) : oh well .. – so many Polish names in the blue squad I am tempted to make a switch or should I have a second team :lol:

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.11.10 16:49:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 57) : brace yourself :)

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.11.10 17:08:29 by robdylan Reply
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