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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkad View Post
    .js for searches, at least in my old copy. But not that those are super necessary.

    It is the best organized SRD site of all the ones I've stumbled over.
    That's cuz "Hypertext" isn't a brand or a gimmick, it's a qualifying descriptor.

    'sides, the search is just google search injected.

    I've disabled JS on that site cuz of the ads. It works perfectly.

    It's also incidentally why you'd be okay in posting your copy. The content is open and the tech behind it is open. There are no copyrightable implementation details.
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    Do you guys recall the old owners allowing you to download the entire site for $20 or something? I wish I bought it then. Even without the hacking, d20srd is down a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icefractal View Post
    d20SRD doesn't ask for any personal info, or even a user name. The only "customer data" it's gathered from me is "which Sor/Wiz spells get looked up more often", which I doubt they're selling to anyone.
    Maybe you should think a bit before coming to the obvious conclusions? The attack was targeted at either the company or one of their subsidiaries and hit all sites hosted on the same server or service, including d20srd. Thatīs just uninteresting fallout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    Thankfully the Pathfinder SRD is untouched, so if it does get deleted by these people, we both have the PF SRD and probably a lot of people willing to fill in the 3.5 SRD blanks from the information they have. and if the host is smart, they'll find a way to back it all up to somewhere its safe.
    You can still download the 3.5 SRD from the WotC website.

    Note that errata has not been applied to the info there (unlike the d20srd.org website).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorponok View Post
    Do you guys recall the old owners allowing you to download the entire site for $20 or something? I wish I bought it then. Even without the hacking, d20srd is down a lot.
    That's the copy I have I think. One of my players bought it in.. 2012 maybe? Dumped it in the Google Drive folder my table shares for game stuff.

    Now that I found it again, I may just use it all the time. It's noticeably faster running locally (especially search).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    Maybe you should think a bit before coming to the obvious conclusions? The attack was targeted at either the company or one of their subsidiaries and hit all sites hosted on the same server or service, including d20srd. Thatīs just uninteresting fallout.
    It's the only one I use, so it's the one interesting to me, collateral damage or not. My point is that the hacker's justification is weak - and that was before I heard about "don't close the backdoor". That part puts it into "jerks on a power trip" territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icefractal View Post
    It's the only one I use, so it's the one interesting to me, collateral damage or not. My point is that the hacker's justification is weak - and that was before I heard about "don't close the backdoor". That part puts it into "jerks on a power trip" territory.
    In an especially charitable interpretation, they might have meant "close the front door (i.e. the exploits I used to get in in the first place) first so your security will actually mean something."
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    Absolutely infuriating - both the hackers' attitudes and the fact that they're causing collateral damage so negligently. Such trite, adolescent pablum that they're spouting...

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    Somebody hacking a site to bring it down to be all "lol your security sucks" is like someone breaking into a car to vandalize the interior in order to say "lol your car door locks suck."

    (Plus, choosing this target is lame: this isn't like breaking into Elon Musk's car to make some kind of stupid point; this is more like breaking into the car of your local game-shop owner. Yes, OK, the attack wasn't probably aimed at d20srd per se, but that's more like smashing the game-shop owner's car because it was in the way of the hardware store owner's car. Woo.)

    Even if I agreed that my car door lock security isn't top notch, my disincentive to upgrade my door locks is that any locks I install will fail to prevent entry by a vandal/thief armed with a $0.50 brick.

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    -wanders in- So what's what happened to the SRD. Well, there's always the pathfinder, which is mostly the same, but still.

    I get paranoid when I see big things hit like this and go "if they could hit the SRD they could hit Roll20" or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiercel View Post
    Even if I agreed that my car door lock security isn't top notch, my disincentive to upgrade my door locks is that any locks I install will fail to prevent entry by a vandal/thief armed with a $0.50 brick.
    In this analogy the brick will be played by a DDOS attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvl 2 Expert View Post
    In this analogy the brick will be played by a DDOS attack.
    A DDoS is less like throwing a brick, and more like dumping cement in front of all the doors and windows so that nobody can get in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    A DDoS is less like throwing a brick, and more like dumping cement in front of all the doors and windows so that nobody can get in.
    That sounds like the premise of a bad horror/survival movie

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    And it's up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Miller View Post
    That sounds like the premise of a bad horror/survival movie
    I would totally watch that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkad View Post
    And it's up again.
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    SRD has been providing free resources to gamers (that's us) for over a decade. As someone has already mentioned, they don't require anything from us, and therefore collect very little data of value. Crashing thier welcome page isn't hacktavism. It isn't noble. It isn't helpful. It's just internet dickery.

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    5e srd is back up, wiki still appears to be down.

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    wiki works for me perfectly actually. It has been all along for me at least
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    Down again?
    I can't hit it from Comcast or Verizon, just times out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkad View Post
    Down again?
    I can't hit it from Comcast or Verizon, just times out.
    Working fine for me from my work internet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    Working fine for me from my work internet...
    Yeah, it started working for me again about 2 hours after I posted that.
    At the time it was down on Comcast, Verizon, Suddenlink, Shentel, and our local WISP. When I got to 5 non-working ISPs I stopped checking any more.
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