Site slow, ISP issues (SOLVED - UDP Flood Attack)

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Site slow, ISP issues (SOLVED - UDP Flood Attack)

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Hello all,

My ISP seems to be having issues at the moment so the site may appear very slow or may not respond at all. Please be patient since this problem is out of my hands.

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Im not yet sure if this issue is resolved or not. Something is causing 0.35Mbps of incoming data and it could be a UDP flood. Im yet to solve this but I have no time this morning. At least my internet is working again!

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18 hours later and this issue has been resolved by forcing an IP change.

I appologise to anyone who tried to access the site in the slow or downtime period.

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Just got flooded again. Im doing my best to change the IP and update the dns as quickly as I can to reduce downtime.

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Ive come up with a solution to prevent this happening again, but as you all well know it involves money. Ill see whats in the donations PayPal and see what I can scrimp together from my savings.

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/94160

A hardware firewall. It will stop the attacks at the level before it comes into my network. Its not overly high priced but I can't afford it just yet. Ill be putting money aside incase it does come to needing one.

It would be nice to get one just to try out

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