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  # 446878 9-Mar-2011 10:06
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Quick update on this... Our server is on Layered Technologies who also host wordpress.com and other wordpress sites. So it is almost certainly related.

See http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/hosted?netname=NETBLK-PLNT-LT-12,67.18.187.0,67.18.187.255

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  # 446884 9-Mar-2011 10:22
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have passed that info through to get that block purged from the cache.




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  # 446885 9-Mar-2011 10:26
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Thanks @doozy...

Layered Tech's response: "We did have some blocks in place in response to the WordPress DDoS attacks that impacted some APNIC ASNs in New Zealand. The blocks were removed at 1 PM CST (GMT-6) on 3/7/11. "

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  # 446972 9-Mar-2011 14:29
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I've had confirmation that the purge is done and the blocks removed.

sorry about that

seems all good now.




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# 446982 9-Mar-2011 14:58
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doozy: I've had confirmation that the purge is done and the blocks removed.

Many thanks for your help.

Out of interest, is "IP address blocking" cached somehow, or is it just the routes being referred to in this case? So, in order for my connection to WordPress to be reinstated, did their provider have to specifically remove the blocks, then my ISP (Telecom) had to refresh routing? From my perspective, the connection was available as soon as WordPress advised me (within minutes).

I am just trying to understand in case I have the misfortune of experiencing this problem again.

Also, someone mentioned earlier that, as a static IP address holder, I can request to bypass "the cache". Is this correct, and is this advisable? I am not sure that it would have been helpful in this case. Even if I had access, I would have been blissfully unaware of others not being able to see our site.

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  # 446984 9-Mar-2011 15:03
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tr3v:
doozy: I've had confirmation that the purge is done and the blocks removed.

Many thanks for your help.

Out of interest, is "IP address blocking" cached somehow, or is it just the routes being referred to in this case? So, in order for my connection to WordPress to be reinstated, did their provider have to specifically remove the blocks, then my ISP (Telecom) had to refresh routing? From my perspective, the connection was available as soon as WordPress advised me (within minutes).

I am just trying to understand in case I have the misfortune of experiencing this problem again.


Also, someone mentioned earlier that, as a static IP address holder, I can request to bypass "the cache". Is this correct, and is this advisable? I am not sure that it would have been helpful in this case. Even if I had access, I would have been blissfully unaware of others not being able to see our site.


 

You could host it in NZ which should prevent this problem, which I am sure has cost you a lot in time.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 446996 9-Mar-2011 15:49
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Thanks very much! Can confirm that our customers can now access our server.

 
 
 
 


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  # 447083 9-Mar-2011 21:28
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tr3v:
doozy: I've had confirmation that the purge is done and the blocks removed.

Many thanks for your help.

Out of interest, is "IP address blocking" cached somehow, or is it just the routes being referred to in this case? So, in order for my connection to WordPress to be reinstated, did their provider have to specifically remove the blocks, then my ISP (Telecom) had to refresh routing? From my perspective, the connection was available as soon as WordPress advised me (within minutes).

I am just trying to understand in case I have the misfortune of experiencing this problem again.

Also, someone mentioned earlier that, as a static IP address holder, I can request to bypass "the cache". Is this correct, and is this advisable? I am not sure that it would have been helpful in this case. Even if I had access, I would have been blissfully unaware of others not being able to see our site.


Well, I do not know the answer regarding the IP blocking being 'cached' for sure, it certainly seemed that 'bad' responses were being cached.  I will ask the cache king.

As a static IP address holder yes you can request to bypass the caches should you want to.
 




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