Dear all supporters of RumahDayak.com,
I have decided to put a pullstop to the portal for the time being. The portal have been constantly getting distributed denial of service attacks to its destination IP, and because they are distributed and throwing a very large amount of bandwidth at the network there’s nothing I or my technical personnel can do but continue to block the IPs at the router level via ACLs (blocking the IPs in the firewall or VPS will do nothing).
Yesterday they launched another attack and my provider has stated if the attacks don’t stop they have no choice but to null route the destination IP (their right, not our choice).
I can’t keep spending my money and my supporters fund to counter this kind of attack. If it makes the attacker happy, then go and have a good beer, cos’ I am putting a pullstop to the portal.
There’s no more portal.
Note: We may need to cancel all the activities too, including the dinner on 11th June, 2006. To jacmatest and josten, your refund will be bank-in appropriately.
Thank you and it has been nice knowing all of you out there.
Just for your info: Malaysian Computer Crime Act, 1997
And, elsewhere… while we feel so sad about losing a great portal, people are thinking, planning and building structures that past our Twin Towers, and we are still trying to knock off one another even in cyber space from the days of the iRC until now – that’s too good to show the level of unity in the modern and young Dayak generation(s) to come.