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Ron
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0 posted 01-15-2002 11:09 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

As some may have noticed, the forums have been down for most of the past four hours. Athena, our poor little web server, got hacked tonight about 7 p.m. EST and was being used against other servers in a DoS attack. The NOC disconnected her from the Internet as a first line of defense, but then had to ferret through the whole system to insure no back doors were left behind. Very time consuming, very frustrating.

But - we're back now. My apologies to all who might have suffered a few withdrawal symptoms this evening.
Alicat
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1 posted 01-15-2002 11:12 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Geeze....some people, eh? Glad they got Athena back up and running, and I hope they can find that little weasel and beat seven shades of hell out of him.
Martie
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2 posted 01-15-2002 11:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

awww, and here I was yelling at my computer.  
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 01-16-2002 12:12 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Withdrawal symptoms ????
Who US ?  Us passionate poets ? LOL~

My e-mail volume picked up by about 6% ...
of course most of it was from members wanting to know if I knew what was wrong at Passions !

Most of them were certain there MUST be something wrong with their computers.
And I *giggled* out loud at trying to explain
how you 'jump-start' Athena~
And now to find out she was 'gang-hacked'
Oh ... the indignity of it all~
Poor baby~

Seven of us openly confessed to being slightly 'addicted'~
And the other four ... well ... they actually discovered there was OTHER LIFE out there in the night~

Glad all is well with our gal~
Thanks for the info, Ron~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~
Midnitesun
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4 posted 01-16-2002 02:16 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Ron, I was suffering, but only for a while. I was really worried, and concerned that your server may have beeen attacked. I never realized what a lifeline Pips is for me, though I suspected all along that "it" had become an integral part of my daily life, and I do not want to be without it! My 14 yr old said, "Oh, don't worry mom, it will be back up again soon!"  From what well does she draw such optimism? LOL. Thank you, Ron. You are a magician to me.  And didn't I tell you that once before? Big cyber hugs to you.

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (01-16-2002 02:18 AM).]

rosepetals25
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5 posted 01-16-2002 02:42 AM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

Ron,

   Thank you for letting us know. I went into a mini-panic.. and withdraws.. lol. I managed to keep calm.....and did a dance of joy when Passions worked again. Sheesh I am SO addicted to this place.  

   I'm glad everything is working again

Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
- Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

Kit McCallum
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6 posted 01-16-2002 06:19 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I'm glad to hear that Athena is well now Ron.  
Nan
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7 posted 01-16-2002 06:47 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I don't get angry too easily - You, more than anyone, know that, Ron... This was a personal passionate affront, though - ya know?  What kind of a person does such a thing? or creates a virus that affects people all over the world? and for what purposes? .. just so they can say they did?.. I'm sorry you had do deal with this, m'dear... and glad it's over..
Sunshine
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8 posted 01-16-2002 07:14 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Learned a long time ago that if PiP didn't PoP right up...it would come back, sooner or later.  But the crime behind this is reprehensible, to say the least. I do believe I need that bar of soap for those nasty hackers...ah, here it is... and if a first going over doesn't do it, perhaps a second time will do...

You've given us a marvelous "second home" Ron...may all of us be around for a long, long time...
Enchantress
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9 posted 01-16-2002 09:16 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ron, what a horrible thing to have happen!
But...you remained calm and worked your magic!


A bunch of us met up on ICQ and hung on for dear life through the whithdrawl symptoms...whew...so glad everything is okay.
Thanks for the quick thinking Ron!

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

Acies
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10 posted 01-16-2002 09:34 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Now, why would someone wanna hack into Athena

l o est mon amour?
donde est mi amour?
wo ist meine Liebe?
Nelly Furtado a menina a mais bonita no mundo largo do todo.

amigo
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11 posted 01-16-2002 10:12 AM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

No need for apologies, my dear Ron...
It's not something you called up on...
I, sure, was concerned as to what was going on
But, knew that YOU were there, for us to depend upon...


Ron, thanks for taking all the trouble all the time...but, i don't understand why people do such things....
Irish Rose
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12 posted 01-16-2002 11:41 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

If I made it through the black out anyone can !

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

Skyfire
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13 posted 01-16-2002 04:28 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

I had to go into the fridge and eat all the chocolate I had left (ooh, one whole sqare) I was so depressed. I'm kidding! I just sat here and went, "oh. well this sucks a big one!" and then moseyed on over to the other site I'm addicted to. Thanks for letting me know I wasn't going crazy, Ron!

I used to be open minded, but all my brains fell out

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Phew! Glad it's back and okay! *nods* What would we all do without?? *thinks* It's be a scary place for everyone else!

Sincerely,
Titus

"Shot to the heart,
and you're to blame...
Darling, you give love a bad name."
             - Bon Jovi

catalinamoon
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15 posted 01-18-2002 09:23 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hi Ron, Ha Ha, I blamed it on my computer, and read a book.After cursing at the computer a few times. Thanks for letting us know what happened. Now how can those people be PUNISHED???
Sandra
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16 posted 01-23-2002 12:28 PM       View Profile for punkrockerrobin   Email punkrockerrobin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit punkrockerrobin's Home Page   View IP for punkrockerrobin

*puts down the cup of coffee*
*starts shaking*
withdrawls nah *shakes* we can handle it! *shakes*

i have a wish but only a certain guy can fufill it!

RosePetal
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17 posted 01-24-2002 11:26 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

Thank goodness Athena is up and running again. It gave us a little scare! I was getting all antsy to get back on PiP and read poems!
Justbleu
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18 posted 01-27-2002 04:43 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

The poor baby....what do they think coming in here and hacking at her....how dare they...I oughta!!!!      Would I do something like that????

Take Care...Ron...and Athena too!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

 
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