Has someone tripped over the cable again? Or DNS / DDOS issue?

Quartz-1

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I'm getting the message below:

This page (http://www.hardocp.com/) is currently offline. However, because the site uses Cloudflare's Always Online™ technology you can continue to surf a snapshot of the site. We will keep checking in the background and, as soon as the site comes back, you will automatically be served the live version. Always Online™ is powered by Cloudflare | Hide this Alert

Is there a DNS issue? Or is some scrote doing a DDOS?
 

FrgMstr

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Would help to know what DNS you are using and what ip it is pointing at. But to answer your question, we are good on our end.
 
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FrgMstr

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We are making some changes right now, just FYI.
 

jkw

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Offline for me right now.

8.8.8.8
208.67.222.222

hardocp.com 104.25.202.34

ETA: ... and it's back now. Damnit Kyle.
 

Quartz-1

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Given the message I was getting from Cloudlfare, I doubt it was a DNS issue.
 

Quartz-1

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I've just double-checked and my DNS servers are set as Google, OpenDNS, and BT in that order.
 

FrgMstr

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Are you still having issues? We have been doing a bunch of security testing in the early morning hours this week.
 

FrgMstr

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We have been doing most testing between 2am and 6am here, so yeah, you might have seen some funky things in the last week. I THINK we are now done.
 

Quartz-1

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I've just had the message from Cloudflare's London node again. It went away on a refresh.
 

Lias88NZ

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Hi Folks.. Loooong time lurker who registered just to comment on this because it's been driving me slightly batty.

I get this message regularly, and it definitely seems to be linked to some form of over zealous anti DDOS type setting. I get my [H]ardOCP fix via RSS to a browser plugin, which I then in turn use to open all the articles since my last visit simultaneously. If I open more than a handful of pages simultaneously I will hit this 520 error on the majority of them. I use RSS feeds like this on dozens of sites, and it's only here I see this behaviour.
 

Lias88NZ

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http://www.hardocp.com/

Tonight I opened aprox 20 windows from the RSS feed, first 7 open fine, rest give the error.

Error 520 Ray ID: 321ed5d145bf19c8 • 2017-01-16 04:30:59 UTC
Web server is returning an unknown error

It links to a cloudflare support article, which amongst other things says "rate limiting, or filtering requests (e.g. by connecting IP, or volume/frequency) can sometime cause issues with your application" which is exactly what it appears to be, some form of rate limiter or connection limiter.
 
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