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Post Reply Anyone getting site errors on Crunchyroll?
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Posted 1/8/17
This erroor is on several Help posdts and almost every page I click gets it


Internal server error

This website might have encountered a technical problem and cannot fulfill your request.
Please try again later.

Error code 500 (Internal Server Error)

Reload this page



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Posted 1/8/17 , edited 1/22/17
Ya it would be nice to know what is going on, this is day 2 now that it is a problem and I just paid for a year sub too. Would be nice to know whats going on.
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So tired of seeing this:

The www.crunchyroll.com page isn’t working

www.crunchyroll.com is currently unable to handle this request.
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Posted 1/8/17
Same and I just got an error trying to access this thread
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Posted 1/8/17
The site is under attack, which is causing some technical issues. We're already working to mitigate the effects.
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Posted 1/9/17 , edited 1/9/17
That's good to know. The problem has happened to me for about a week now. So this isn't a one time occurrence. The illegal streaming site Kissanime got hacked and i heard that the legit Daisuki.net got a ddoss attack. If this is confirmed as an attack, Crunchyroll better get their admins to start working around the clock to keep this from happening again. I'm paying good money for a site that doesn't work. I don't want to move over to an illegal streaming site since it's not moral. I had the same problem earlier today (6am). Luckily the problem seems to have resolved itself this evening.

I really think someone wants to make war against anime.
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Haiyami wrote:

If this is confirmed as an attack, Crunchyroll better get their admins to start working around the clock to keep this from happening again.

If it is a DDOS attack, it can't be kept from "happening again", it can only be mitigated. The more bandwidth (almost always "stolen" courtesy of a botnet) the attacker can throw at a target, the closer to impossible (or at least economically infeasible) that becomes.

If people give up subscribing to or using CR due to such an attack, they are giving the person or organization running the attack exactly what they want.

Posted 1/15/17

TheAncientOne wrote:


Haiyami wrote:

If this is confirmed as an attack, Crunchyroll better get their admins to start working around the clock to keep this from happening again.

If it is a DDOS attack, it can't be kept from "happening again", it can only be mitigated. The more bandwidth (almost always "stolen" courtesy of a botnet) the attacker can throw at a target, the closer to impossible (or at least economically infeasible) that becomes.

If people give up subscribing to or using CR due to such an attack, they are giving the person or organization running the attack exactly what they want.



So how do you reduce the effects of the attack?
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Posted 1/16/17

TwinBlast wrote:

So how do you reduce the effects of the attack?

Typically by using a service like CloudFlare that attempts to intercept bogus traffic before it hits CR's servers.

There is also the old school method of simply adding more capacity (more servers, more bandwidth), but that gets expensive very quickly.

DDoS attacks are darned difficult to defend against, because with the current state of the internet, it is far easier for the attacker to scale up than the defender. If the attacker is inventive enough, they can even cause a service that is supposed to defend against DDoS attacks to cry "uncle" and give up:
http://www.businessinsider.com/akamai-brian-krebs-ddos-attack-2016-9


On some places on the dark side of the web it is even possible to "rent" a DDoS attack, meaning these days you don't even need to have any significant technical proficiency to cause trouble for up to a medium size site, as long as you have some money to spend.

If you have a smaller site, you're basically at the mercy of not ticking off any one with knowledge and a little money:
https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/hire-a-ddos-attack-for-as-little-as-5/


This is truly one of those "It is going to get better before it gets worse" situations.

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