Site Blocked : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

This site is getting harder and harder to access mostly in the evenings.Is anyone else having this problem? Ed

-- Edward Elliott (, January 27, 2001


Yea Ed all LUSENET sites have been down. Maybe they corrected the problem while down.

-- Tommy R... (, January 27, 2001.

Could not get from late PM 1/26/01 through 2:30 PM 1/27/01. Don't know when came up, but got on at 4! Any explanation?


-- Warren Ketler (, January 27, 2001.

Sent several E=mails to Greenspun. Everything popped back up. Probably just a coincidence but who knows. Usually they are very slow to respond.

-- Martin Thompson (, January 27, 2001.

This is the first I've been able to get into it since last night--tried a couple of times earlier today with no success. Kept getting an instant "Document contains no data."

As an aside, yesterday neither my email software nor my browser would work, even though I could connect to the net through DSL easily, so I called my service provider to see if they were having server problems. The front line phone responder said they were indeed having problems and that I would need a new DSN number. I was put through to the technical staff, where I was given a new DSN and, after I'd exited and re-entered my connection, everything (except Greenspun) worked just fine again. I've not encountered this kind of problem before. Anyone else?

-- Rachel Gibson (, January 27, 2001.

Microsoft=Hot Mail+Hackers?

-- Martin Thompson (, January 27, 2001.

Two days ago when I tried to submit an "answer" to your site, it said it accepted it. Then I got email back saying it couldn't get delivered..uh..not exactly that wording. Noticed the return email address and it made me suspicious. Something like guyinacell@hightower ??? Suspicious enough, I deleted it out of my email fast.

Sorry about your problems. Thought I'd mention this.

-- Sammy Ross (, January 28, 2001.

Yes, I had a problem 2 nights ago... I was really into my reading and clicked on a link and got the server is down message.. wish it would stop.

-- Teresa (, January 28, 2001.

Reply from Webmaster concerning the last outage of GICC

This is a temporary problem, and has been alleviated: we were the subject of what was effectively a denial of service attack - though my opinion is that it was not intentional, but rather the result of a poorly configured monitoring tool setup of the part of one of our users.

The service should now be up and fully available.

-- Martin Thompson (, January 30, 2001.

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