It's not over, they haven't given up entirely. I took down this sticky a few hours ago thinking that it was old news, but Voat is still being probed and attacked so I am putting this sticky back up.
As many of you know already Voat is still being attacked, but in many different ways. We now believe this is related to Voat not taking down material without a court order.
We are still being sent high amounts of traffic. For the time being let's just be happy we have remained online throughout this assault. Sorry about the thumbnails (text only Voat is so 1990s).
Top Traffic Last 24 Hours
This attack is relentless and dynamic. They have found holes in our system and hit us where we never expected. This has forced us to reconfigure our network and site behavior to prevent repeat attacks.
Voat has been put into "lockdown" mode so things like thumbnail generation are disabled.
These guys are actually fairly creative. We might have a worthy opponent here. Buckle up Voat.
One of the reasons yesterday's attempt at rolling forward the port code failed was that Voat was being sent DDOS style requests in very large numbers. See yesterdays announcement about this topic.
Voat is at a stage now that the code can somewhat deal with this without capitulating. Usually these attacks only last 10-12 hours, but this current run has been longer in duration than normal so we are now informing the community that we are actually being maliciously targeted.
Below are some interesting graphs showing some stat data:
Top traffic sources in Last 24 hours
Requests over last 30 days
CPU drop when CF DDOS Protection turned on
I'll provide more info when we have it, but PG.
Until then, enjoy having your bits closely inspected. Please don't be shy about it either, just go with it. This includes the ladies as well... ;)