| ||UDP flood DDoS attacks against XT nodes|
34 points by Andrew_Quentin on Aug 29, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 8 comments |
|It would seem that the conflict has taken a nasty turn, and some of the more extreme Core supporters have started just straight out DDoS attacking XT nodes. Not the silly bloom filter CPU exhaustion thing, but actual UDP flood attacks. Looking at a recent drop-off at XTNodes.com , it seems that this has started during the last 24 hours, and one of my nodes was hit three times in that period, on a dedicated IP that only runs a Bitcoin node and nothing else. (Not that they accomplished anything outside of saturating it for ten minutes or so.)|
Is this really how some people think they are going to "resolve" the situation? If this continues, I can easily see people starting to declare open season on non-XT nodes, and then we have a war going that no one wants.
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