This is a discussion on LEGACYKO | ***600+ *** [Lv. 70 / MEDIUM FARM] [KE] [PK Exchange] within the Private Servers forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; Originally Posted by tobol
I have never seen an admin that would care that much about his server, just imagine ...
Server is online, our infrastructure has been completely revamped, we don't expect any more issues
i know the owner is doing his best, and i appreciate that he's restoring items from people losing items via rollback... but until i can get to atleast 65 theres no reason to farm for items... and i doubt highly he'll give me back the exp i've lost.
whoever is ddosing him must be such a smart person. "my server hasnt got enough people in it... I wonder why? maybe its because i dont know how to speak english without google translate, or that my rates are shit and my files are broken.. I KNOW! i'll shut down someone else's server so they cant play a server that they actually like! that'll mean more people playing my server!" ... problem. if someone doesnt like a server, they tend to cheat a lot more frequently and readily than if they have a level of respect for the staff and dont want to ruin the server they're playing on by cheating.
I realize i have a jaded view here since i've yet to lose any decent items, but i'd much rather 100% of the work being done on the server be to get it secured against attacks better and have more frequent backups (and less rollbacks) rather than outkast having to spend 98% of his time restoring items for people who're just going to bitch, whine, and likely leave anyways.
I know that it takes "a lot" to stop a DDoS attack.. I just think this owner isnt handling it very well. in one of his (or his admin's, i dont feel like going to their laggy forum and finding it to link) posts he'd said they will be attacking the ddossing parties back until they lay off; doubt that's happening at all, and if it is, good luck. its just going to piss off a hornet's nest if they have a botnet, and if they dont maybe it'll work; as i said, good luck.
also an ingame announcement that bullshits people into thinking they've somehow managed to "patch the problem" - you cant just apply a patch and not get attacked anymore.. but trying to bullshit your server's community into thinking you can then getting taken down within 10 - 15 minutes is pretty funny.
depending what you have access to DDoSing actually isnt far from cheap. what's the expensive part? i'll assume the attacker (if its 1 person) has access to a botnet or internet cafe. if multiple people, its possible a few people are co-ordinating an attack on your server at once. even with a couple computers a peice i still dont see the part that "isnt cheap"
Ask Russian about his problems when he tried to launch a fun, english community based server. I'm not sure if its that the server has more English people on it than most and its getting targeted for that; i don't know if its that sexy and a few others pay protection, or if someone's just decided no more new servers should come out. If I had to guess, and sound a little conspiracy-theory based, there's at least a few people out in the ko world who'll ddos another server for you for a price and attack anyone attacking your server. I know of a few servers who've used services like that in the past, but maybe that was all just a rumour in the first place.
Sexy is out of the question. Bola (i might be wrong xD) has had his shit covered and secure for a while. Rock solid. Osko, wher you there at launch ? It was bad. DCs, you couldnt get in and had to spam the shit of connect while spamming enter too jajajajaja.
I helped out Prof for a couple weeks as a mod on the forum (real life came up, couldnt waste time on games :P). Once he spent the big bucks he was safe. Legacy has a shit load more capacity than it should, even more now lately, just to fend off the DDOS. But they are really persistant and going at it hard. Its not a kid doing this, maybe funded by a kid, but whom ever is doing this is pretty dedicated to succeeding.
Server isnt down atm though, no restart needed. Its just beyond laggy.
edit; and now their forum's down too. i wonder what it costs per month to get a server that can deal with direct denial of service attacks.
Yes thats what DDOS does when it cant crash it. Laggs it down to oblivion. No bosses in CZ, people pking cant verify this. Soruce: I am in CZ. Feel free to play whatever game you want :P no one is holding you on gun point to play with us. Good luck!
Souls, they come with more every time they fail. They try, fail, attack with more, and so on. Right now, they cant bring it down anymore. So its super laggy, this means we are winning . Perhaps a small victory but they are getting mad right now I can assure you this.