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Aviation24.be is currently invaded with a specific crawler, causing high load to the server. Pages are also loading slower than expected. Rest assured that we are putting all our effort in to reduce the server load and to optimize the website ASAP.

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luchtzak wrote: 29 Aug 2019, 19:04 Aviation24.be is currently invaded with a specific crawler, causing high load to the server. Pages are also loading slower than expected. Rest assured that we are putting all our effort in to reduce the server load and to optimize the website ASAP.
An out-of-control crawler called BLEXBOT opened over 800 sessions in the forums. We have now blocked a series of IP-addresses from our forums. In case you don't have access to the forums, please contact us.

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Past hour, we are facing a high load issue on the server. The website is hard to reach. Keep you posted!

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Lots of bot-sessions are opened in the forums, causing a high peak on the server. We are closely monitoring the situation.

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Webpage was unavailable early this morning, was back again at +/- 9:20 utc

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jan_olieslagers wrote: 26 Jan 2020, 10:31 Webpage was unavailable early this morning, was back again at +/- 9:20 utc
Only the forums?

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Sorry, I couldn't say; I only tried search.php?search_id=active_topics, the "active topics", my usual point of entry :)
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luchtzak wrote: 26 Jan 2020, 14:15
jan_olieslagers wrote: 26 Jan 2020, 10:31 Webpage was unavailable early this morning, was back again at +/- 9:20 utc
Only the forums?
Yesterday and today. Home page usually accessible but hitting "Active Forums" doesn't go through 8 times out of 10.

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Quick Links > Active Topics.
5 other attempts in last 90 minutes, all OK.

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Tech support message:

There were a number of suspicious requests from IP range 114.119.128.0/18 (Singapore) so we blocked this IP range at your firewall.

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Re: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic

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The past 12 hours, the website is seeing more visitors than usual. This morning (UTC +2) an error occurred in one of our databases, resulting in an error display when visiting the forums as a logged-in member. In the mean time, this error has been fixed.

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