I am told that Scienceblogs.com has upgraded and hardened its server thingies, so you should no longer be experiencing technical difficulties in reading your favorite blog. However, if you still are, please send your IP address to Scienceblogs, using this email: webmaster AT scienceblogs.com

Thank you very much. You may now return to your regularly scheduled disaster.


  1. #1 _Arthur
    March 17, 2011

    I’m a Sb regular, and I didn’t notice the DDoS, at any time.
    Is there a technical reason why Canadian readers would be less affected than US ones ?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    March 17, 2011

    I have no clue.

  3. #3 dargndorp
    March 17, 2011

    I’ve been sending my IP adress to the aforementioned mail adress daily for the last few days. I’m not going to keep doing that, since they’ve never been able to unlock my adress before I got a new one from my ISP.

    I’ll just stick to using Ultrasurf until they’ve sorted it out.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    March 17, 2011

    Ultrasurf? Is that a kind of surboard?

  5. #5 Chroma
    March 18, 2011

    Do NOT use UltraSurft. See here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=237184&page=5

    It’s malware. Keep to anonymity technologies with more transparent infrastructure.

  6. #6 dargndorp
    March 18, 2011

    @Chroma: Thanks for the info.

    While reading that thread did not convince me fully of US malicious nature, and all testing on my side with Wireshark, TCPView etc came up empty on malicious behavior, I’m gonna go hunting for a different lightweight solution anyway.

    Any suggestions?

  7. #7 dargndorp
    March 18, 2011

    BTW: I’m able to access Scienceblogs without any funky proxy thingamajigs again! Yeah!