The DDoS attack continues, I’ll just get back to coding, then.

DDoS stands for “Distributed Denial of Service”. Denial of Service means you occupy certain resources for a long period of time, making other people not able to use them. A real world example would be running up to the cashier at a super market and paying in small coins, counting every single one really slowly, then finding out at the end you didn’t have enough in the first place.

The “Distributed” means it’s done from a lot of places at the same time, so it’s much harder to simply deny access to the clients that do that. Usually this is done via computers infected with trojans, so people participate in this without even knowing they’re doing it.

As to why minecraft.net is being targeted, I’m not sure.

While the guys hosting my server are looking into things, I’ll get back to coding.

  1. 3-jane reblogged this from txsaru
  2. blogofastudent reblogged this from notch and added:
    If the reports of how many copies of your game you sold are accurate, put some funding into better servers. Even if the...
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  4. inkdgamer reblogged this from notch and added:
    This sucks, all I want to do is download minecraft again after losing it to my hard drive crash.
  5. hayter reblogged this from notch and added:
    Perhaps! At least according to some banter in the comments of Notch’s latest post.
  6. rzinz reblogged this from notch and added:
    whoever is DDoSing minecraft is an evil evil person/organization minecraft is one of the best games of the year, hands...
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  8. loveletslive7 reblogged this from notch and added:
    Well I guess we should take this as a good thing? I donno, seems to me like Minecraft has gotten pretty big to get this...