DOS Attacks

When I booted up my PC this morning I couldn’t access either my main e-mail accounts or website, so I shot off an e-mail (using another account) to Webfusion support at 08:23. At 09:08 I received the following reponse:


Thank you for your query. Currently we are experiencing a denial of service attack at our Nottingham data centre which has caused connectivity problems effecting web, email and ftp access. Our engineers are currently working to correct the problem and we hope to have it resolved shortly. For all updates please see I hope this is of some assistance. If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Stuart Harper
PIPEX Hosting Support

Now, I’m impressed with that. Not quite so enamoured by the nasty people carrying out a Denial Of Service (DOS) attack on the data centre, but quite impressed with Pipex’s support. Thanks guys!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.