Lisa Phillips (lisa) wrote in lj_maintenance,
Lisa Phillips

Regarding recent site performance


This is an update regarding the previously mentioned DDOS attacks impacting site performance. We've implemented several short term strategies to help mitigate the severity of the attack. While we've tried to handle these attacks with the fewest number of users impacted, there have been, unfortunately, times when the site has been unavailable or slow, and some users have experienced errors when posting.

These are all short term solutions until the attack subsides or until we are able to absorb the traffic. Information you provide us about specific problems posting comments or entries will be processed and used to help us best tweak our mitigation application. Also, these issues are unrelated to the recent suspensions mentioned in news.

We apologize for the downtime, and want to let you know we are working across multiple levels - network, hardware and application - to help prevent us from having more broad downtime going forward. As always look here or to LiveJournal Status for up to the minute updates about site availability.

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