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July 3, 2016
Server overloaded for about 22 minutes, due to distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack.
May 6, 2016
Server overloaded for about 15 minutes, due to a modest Denial of Service (DOS) attack.
Mar 11, 2016
Server overloaded off and on over 30 minutes, due another apparently deliberate overload of rapid requests.
Mar 7, 2016
Server was overloaded for 17 minutes, due to rapid requests coming in an apparent deliberate overload.
Mar 1, 2016
Server was overloaded for almost 3 hours, due to an internal software glitch
Jan 14, 2016
A few minutes of slowdowns, from a spammer using multiple co-located servers in the US
Dec 25, 2015
Server slow for a half day, because I (Paul) was running an experiment.
Nov 7, 2015
A repeat of the DDOS attack that we saw last week, causing 50 minutes of slow service.
Nov 3, 2015
Apparent DDOS attack from over 50 IP's in coordination cost about 10 minutes of up-time.
Nov 2, 2015
Combination of backups, updates and bingbot crawler overloaded server for a few minutes
July through Sept 2015, and likely continuing
Every few days, various denial of service attacks cause brief outages
July 17, 2015
One more 4 minute outage, repeating the same denial of service attack.
July 15, 2015
Two more 10 minute outages repeating the same denial of service attack.
July 12, 2015
Another brief outage, repeating the same denial of service attack.
July 6, 7 and 8, 2015
A few short outages each day, due to a denial of service attack.
June 26, 2015
Server was up and down for an hour, due to a denial of service attack.
Apr 27, 2015
Server was subject to intermittent stoppages for 25 minutes, due to a denial of service attack.
Jan 30, 2015
Server was down for an hour while fixing a technical problem with the search engine.
Jan 28, 2015
Reboot server to pick up a critical glibc bug fix.
Reboot server again, to update the MySQL server version.
Nov 21, 2014
Server non-responsive while the search engine is being rebuilt.
Oct 13, 2014
Server non-responsive for a couple of brief periods, tuning database.
Sept 22, 2014
Server non-responsive for approx 15 minutes during weekly backups.
Sept 11, 2014
Server non-responsive for approx 10 minutes due to Admin Paul overloading it
July 31, 2014
Server non-responsive for approx 10 minutes due to Singlehop network servicing
Apr 1, 2014
Server was non-responsive for 11 minutes due to overload from one IP.
Mar 6, 2014
Server was taken down for 11 minutes to reconfigure hardware.
Mar 3, 2014
Server was non-responsive for a few minutes during weekly backups.
Feb 17, 2014
Server was non-responsive again during weekly backups.
Feb 3, 2014
Server was non-responsive for a few minutes during weekly backups.
Jan 29, 2014
Server was non-responsive for almost 2 hours - overload due to Reddit.com link.
Jan 13, 2014
Server was non-responsive for 12 minutes during weekly backups.
Dec 16, 2013
Server was non-responsive for 5 minutes during weekly backups.
Nov 18, 2013
Server was non-responsive for 13 minutes during weekly backups.
Oct 7, 2013
Server was non-responsive for 20 minutes during weekly backups.
Sep 1, 2013
The forum was down 4 hours due to being hacked. The database was restored through the evening of Aug 30, just prior to when the hack began. The vulnerability that enabled the hack has been fixed. The hackers may have been able to access user email addresses and hashed passwords, so users should change their passwords.
Jan 23, 2013, 10:40 PM
ProjectAvalon.net was offline for 40 minutes, being moved from Chicago, Ilinois to Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 23, 2012, 4:01 AM
ProjectAvalonStatus.net began operation.

Last major OS/HW server outage ended: 1 year, 213 days ago

Last major Web server outage ended: 19 days, 9 hours ago

Server status last checked on: Tue Aug 30 08:03:33 CDT 2016

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