« Revision of "Linux Apache Web Server Administration" is Worth Owning | Main | Yesterday's Internet Server Attack Exposes Less Obvious Infrastructure Weaknesses »

CTDATA Servers Temporarily Knocked Off-Line by Massive Internet Server Attack

Today from 3:00am to 1:00pm Eastern Time, CTDATA's main web and mail servers were off-line due to a routing problem that affected our colocation provider. At this time, we believe that the routing problem was part of the traffic surge associated with the attempted exploit of Microsoft SQL Servers that began at midnight. As Slashdot said:

...UUNet and Internap are being hit very hard. This is the cause of major connectivity problems being experienced worldwide.... This has effectively disabled 5 of the 13 root nameservers.

We apologize for any inconvenience this problem may have caused our customers, and we will update this story in the event that any new information about this incident becomes available.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


CTDATA Venutures (CTDATA) develops Internet and Intranet applications for corporations and non profit organizations. Our services include:

  • Consulting services for Movable Type and TypePad-based publishing systems (visit our Weblog Improvement website for more information),
  • Financial services business process consulting,
  • Content management system and knowledge management system consulting,
  • Apache web server engineering and hosting,
  • MySQL, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server architecture and development,
  • SOAP, REST, and XML-RPC system architecture and programming, including Amazon Web Services and
  • Weblog publishing.
For more information, contact Dave Aiello by email at dave [at] daveaiello.com or call him at +1-267-352-4420.
Copyright © 1995-2010, CTDATA Ventures. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by
Movable Type 4.25