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For some reason the www.brickset.com site was giving an error
HTTP Error 503.2 - Service Unavailable
The [email protected] setting is being exceeded.
The m.brickset.com site was up and running, though. So, there was presumably some sort of configuration issue on the default site but given that nothing has changed recently, other than server patches, of course, I'm at a loss as to what. Googling the error didn't provide much help either.
I guess it could be indicative of a DoS attack, but I'm not expert (but I know someone here who is :-) )
So I created a new website on the server, copied the pages across, changed the www. mapping and -- touch wood -- it seems to be OK at the moment.
The site can be reached at http://www2.brickset.com/ at the moment and I think it's stable. I guess that suggests some sort of issue with the traffic on the www site: maybe it is a DDoS...
Anyway, I found the problem, and the culprit, and have taken appropriate measures to ensure he can't do it again. There was nothing wrong with the server this time...
I guess we should brace ourselves for hurricane Sandy. The servers are Indiana, is that likely to be affected?