[erlang-questions] Slow server www.erlang.org

Raimo Niskanen raimo+erlang-questions@REDACTED
Thu Feb 7 09:45:29 CET 2008

Many are experiencing slow server responses from www.erlang.org
when downloading the R12B-1 release.

This is mostly since we (erlang.org) are since tuesday afternoon
local time under some kind of heavy spam attack. There are some
30000 mail servers all over the Internet that send mails
to bogus addresses a'la John.Doe@REDACTED The network
load went sky high, so no valid mails got through,
and downloads sucked.

I have made some tweaks, blocking more mail servers in
the firewall. The question is if I have accidentally
blocked valid mailservers in the process...
The future will tell.

Network load looks much better today.

/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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