Just about 30 minutes ago i began having problems with my Linode.
Started out with a sudden disconnection, and everything went down (IP was dead completely) and I was emerging a new Python within the middle of a "world" update on my Gentoo
Eventually the jobs started and the linode was rebooted (added this detail to that filed ticket), I ssh'ed back in and after some minutes bang, disconnected again and again comepletely dead for some time (at the time i'm writing this it's still dead) … The load on the linode is at "medium" (the bar is at about 40%).
Anyone else experiencing this on host20?
I have another gentoo copied with dd so I'll be using that.
Would be good to know what caused the interruption in the first place (it went dead, just like that) and then secondly after I booted into the backup box. The first box is messed up good. I have a dd backup i'll restore now so apart from the public services downtime, no harm done
i'll keep you posted if it happens again.
There was a DOS attack against a Linode that caused the packet loss. This Linode has been removed from service. Things should be back to normal.
Edit: the logged interuption I spoke about below wasn't the first one that killed my box, i wasn't using screen at that time (unfortunately) … you were right
I was using screen
I usually use screen when doing big emerges and pipe the output through "tee".
Next time we will both kindly ask the DOS attackers to give headakes to other providers
p.s. Jesus, you do respond quick! (I mean you Chris