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US internet service provider and telco AT&T has restored access to 4chan, blaming a denial of service attack, not smutty content, for the temporary ban. 4chan has been under attack for some weeks now - as revealed on its status page here. A spokesman for AT&T said: Beginning Friday, an AT&T customer was impacted by a denial-of …

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Dead Vulture

I call bullshit

Don't believe anything AT&T says. The scumbags hand over their customer's calling records, emails, and web browsing history to the Bush regime's surviving lackies without subpoenas, court orders, or warrants. AT&T is an enemy of the United States and anything they say to explain their behavior should be dismissed as more Bush regime behavior.

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WTF?

Oh dear!

Did AT&T understand the what the consequences of provoking /b/ might be? I mean, you know what /b/ is like at the best of time, but when someone deliberately goes out their way to annoy them...

Any word on what actions /b/ took against AT&T?

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Anonymous Coward

4chan

Hope more DDoS attack is plan against the stupid site.

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Paris Hilton

Funny, that

Obvious 4chan regulars were mostly quiet about the event, and some even pointed out what was the nexus of the issue. Though a lot of "newfags" and such could not help but condemn AT&T and even advocate acts against the company, including posting personal contact details for AT&T CEO what's-his-name. (Should be 404 by now.)

Paris, should be 404 by nao.

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FAIL

Merely incompetent then?

According to various reports, the attack was a SYN flood with spoofed addresses (prompting a flood of SYN/ACK responses towards the spoofed addresses).

I would expect an ISP the size of AT&T to be able to filter that sort of nonsense possibly without even pressing any buttons, all it requires is hardware capable of running filter rules at a fast enough pace. No denial of service protection measure should effect legitimate traffic in any way unless you have inadequate hardware for your bandwidth.

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Troll

Smut site??

4chan is way more than just a smut site

erm...

err...

okay, its a smut site & a place to find daft pictures!

bwahahaha - where is your headline now!

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Paris Hilton

How exactly do you filter a SYN flood?

"I would expect an ISP the size of AT&T to be able to filter that sort of nonsense possibly without even pressing any buttons"

Yes, but how. A SYN is a SYN.

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Troll

They'll be sorry ...

AT&T have awakened the sleeping 'roid rage of /b/. Soon their sexuality will be called into question and naughty words may be deployed against them.

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FAIL

Well...

at most if got the no lifes of 4chan people out of the houses/basements they possibly reside in. I find it funny how anyone would take this to such a big length when it was temporary downtime on ATT customers. I guess the angry kiddies can't live a day without jerking off to the smut they so possibly want to perform/have. Think of it as nicotine for their everyday lives from actually commiting any of the acts at all.

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