Showing posts with label Grid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grid. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Grid Issues



The Second Life Grid has been up and down many times over the past 24 hours.   April Linden takes up the story..


Hi everyone.

As I’m sure most of y’all have noticed, Second Life has had a rough 24 hours. We’re experiencing outages unlike any in recent history, and I wanted to take a moment and explain what’s going on.

The grid is currently undergoing a large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Second Life being hit with a DDoS attack is pretty routine. It happens quite a bit, and we’re good at handling it without a large number of Residents noticing. However, the current DDoS attacks are at a level that we rarely see, and are impacting the entire grid at once.

My team (the Second Life Operations Team) is working as hard as we can to mitigate these attacks. We’ve had people working round-the-clock since they started, and will continue to do so until they settle down. (I had a very late night, myself!)

Second Life is not the only Internet service that’s been targeted today. My sister and brother opsen at other companies across the country are fighting the same battle we are. It’s been a rough few days on much of the Internet.

We’re really sorry that access to Second Life has been so sporadic over the last day. Trying to combat these attacks has the full attention of my team, and we’re working as hard as we can on it. We’ll keep posting on the Second Life Status Blog as we have new updates.

See you inworld!

April Linden
Second Life Operations Team Lead


Follow the story here: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2312-unscheduled-ddos/

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Proving that the Grid is flat



In an effort to scientifically prove that the Grid is flat and not round, a team of London City boffins  built an environmentally friendly dung powered rocket to take a team of researchers into the stratosphere and beyond.

These brave pioneers traveled to the outer reaches of space, before realizing that physics is limited to 32 prims.  As they sat marooned at 1500 meters, eying each other up as potential ballast that could be jettisoned, an idea struck them.

Just like Apollo Wosname, perhaps the brave four, could return back to earth in their lunar module, which just happened to be a retro Sofa from prim solutions.

For a fleeting moment on re-entry to the 'Land of Hub', out of the corner of their eyes, they spotted the horizon, and guess what!?  It was flat!

We believe this to be true proof of concept, and the first ever verified research that absolutely and irrevocably proves for all  time that the grid is flat, and not round!

A hero's welcome was waiting for our brave astronauts as they touched down gracefully.