The lines at centrelink

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  1. slavaja

    slavaja Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Don't believe it's a DDOS attack, it's user load, which just happens to be up ten fold.

    Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said average number of people trying to get on the MyGov website has jumped from 6,000 to 55,000.
     
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    Yeah I don't think it's a DDOS attack either
     
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    DDOS was real, we saw a bump in traffic and than were scratching our head going hmm interesting.

    The same attack that knocked out the census, obvious they were a bit slow in implementing their own PIR

    It could be 2 million unemployed pressing refresh -> which would technically be a self inflicted DDOS attack
     
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    MyGov website has a dial-up line to it...so 'refresh' button is pretty much kills it
     
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    Maybe there were trying to sell new limited edition coins on their website
     
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    It was brought up in parliament today. The system can handle 55,000 users logged in simultaneously. Today 95,000 people tried logging in simultaneously and it simply couldn't handle it. They are trying to do something about this now.

    Today I went for my daily walk which takes me past my local Centerlink Office. What I saw today is something I have never seen before. There was a line of at least 100 people going out the main door up to the next block. This brought back vision of those photos of people lining up during the depression at the soup kitchens.

    I seriously think we are going to be for a very rough 1 or 2 years ahead. All those people who have been stood down or lost their jobs is terrible and so heart breaking.

    We are coming into an unprecedented bad patch in our history, we need to do everything we can to help each other out. Be calm and respectful at all times, no use yelling at the staff on the floor at the Supermarkets, Post Office or Centerlink just doing their jobs.
     
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    Would you happen to know why there appears to be only one edge load balancer and 2 nameservers (on the same subnet) for a website that is supposedly meant to interface the public to various government services? :eek:
     

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