We are very sorry for the total loss of sound and vision during our program
on the afternoon of June 9th - we hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment too much
At first it appeared we were the subject of some sort of bot-launched DoS attack,
with access to other websites on this server being blocked out by all the rootvg
traffic load - so the plug was pulled while we investigated that.
Our automatic "blockip" process will have blocked IP addresses that continued
to attempt connections, and we have now also manually and permanently blocked
those addresses that were just racking up the timeouts in the logs previously.
It seems now that it was some kind of issue with the forum software and browsers
where windows on this site had been left open - mostly "keepalive" traffic every
20 minutes from each of over a thousand IPs at the time. SO PLEASE CLOSE YOUR BROWSER WINDOW/TAB WHEN YOU'RE DONE !