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Who doesn't love MouthShut?

By: faisal Verified Member MouthShut Verified Member Posted Jun 10, 2011 General 3216 Views
(Updated Jun 10, 2011 11:42 AM)

On Thursday, June 9, 2011 around 9:30AM IST, ONE of the many servers on which is hosted started to show signs of failure.

Around the same time we noticed a huge amount of traffic on all other servers hosting

Our engineers quickly identified that an attempt is being made to de-stabilize by some unknown, unidentified group of IP addresses. Thankfully we have a strong and robust firewall-driven security layer and this attempt was unsuccessful.

However, so strong was the attempt to bring down, that we decided to shut-down servers and replace all our core firewall with brand-new state of the art firewalls. In this attempt, most of the engineers worked non-stop for 16 hours.

In the history of (since 2000), this is only the second incident where your favorite website has been inaccessible for more than five minutes.

Happy to inform you that at around 9:30PM IST, was up-and running once again, with

more robust servers and firewalls.

I want to personally thank you for all of you who wrote to me, called us and wrote to our support line inquiring when we would be up.

Our commitment to you and is 100% and we will work hard to continue to earn your love and respect. Your love and support is what drives us to work everyday, 24X7. As I write this, the website is flying and speed is perfect.


Do email me on faisal at if you have any feedback or suggestion or if you simply want to say hi to me!

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