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- Subject: Re: Forum Page Temporarily Unavailable
- From: Stefan <stefan@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:52:14 -0700
On 09/25/2013 01:44 AM, Jayanth Acharya wrote:
http://www.lua.org/community.html (seach for "forum"), it's on luahub
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Rob Kendrick <firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 02:22:37PM -0400, Renhold Akerlow wrote:
> Past week or two numerous attempts have been made to access Lua.org's
> forums from two separate computers. I've been met with the same
> stating the page is unavailable. Is the website under
> is there a time frame when the page is expected to be back live
Lua.org's forums? I didn't think there was a forum on lua.org
the precisely URL you are trying to access?
Hello Lua List, been a long time away. Luiz alerted me to the inquiry
and referred me to the list.
I am the gent who keeps the lights on at luahub.com, and the forum had
to be brought down due to a MASSIVE growth in spam bot traffic. Even
though they (the bots) were not able to post on the forum, just the
requests alone adversely affected the other websites running on the
server and threatened to run up a rather large bill.
We are talking about 5-20 requests per second 24 hours a day, in
addition to the legitimate traffic. The forum software is written in
PHP, which is not the most efficient scripting language and the CPU was
repeatedly pegged during the last week it was up.
I am looking at ways to get it back up - with all old users and posts
intact if possible. I am always open to suggestions, but would like to
start a new thread for that.