Abe Hassan (burr86) wrote in lj_maintenance,
Abe Hassan

recent problems

Since approximately 3am PDT Thursday morning, we've been handling a particularly large amount of traffic. We believe it's the result of a distributed denial of service (DDOS) and we've taken a number of measures to mitigate the impact in order to bring LiveJournal back to full functionality.

During this time, we received some reports from users who were unable to post entries or comments, or in some rare cases, being unable to access LiveJournal entirely. We regret that this had happened -- we try to minimize the amount of legitimate traffic affected -- but it was an unfortunate consequence of making sure that the site was stable for the majority of users.

At this time, all services are back to normal. We continue to monitor LiveJournal's performance and will address any problems as soon as they arise. Apologies for the inconvenience caused by this problem, and thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve it.

UPDATE (May 31): We're experiencing another bout of these problems, and we're working to get them resolved as soon as possible. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by this.

Comments for this post were disabled by the author