There have been some issues lately, but I don't think it is related to that. Last week the server was crashing but I think I narrowed the source of the problem to be cron (which is used to automatically start each game server on bootup). In addition to this, there have been thunderstorms and power outages in the past week and Verizon has been upgrading their network which seems to have been causing the internet speed to drop to dial up speeds intermittently over the past couple days. http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/veri ... -20120618/
Hopefully that will stop soon. So really it is a combination of things. I'm going to reformat Friday and do away with desktop environment on freebsd because things should run smoother then. Also there has been a problem with the NIC since this was setup last Feb. which I don't think is an issue in FreeBSD 8.3 so I will be switching to that (we're using FreeBSD9 atm). Without getting into specifics, this will cause the server to be up again immediately after power outage.
Also fyi, our server doesn't respond to ping requests. If you need the current ip address go here: http://anonym.to/?http://www.iwebtool.c ... t-talk.com
DC-talk q3 servers aren't showing up in the master list atm due to another issue that I don't really feel like getting into. But this should be resolved soon with a software revision to dpmaster. However bear in mind the servers ARE up, despite not appearing in the list. Direct ip connect will work.
BTW I might add, I have serious doubts about there being DDoS attacks. First of all it requires a lot of computers and more importantly why would someone want to risk going to prison for trying to take down a Dreamcast quake3 server that barely anyone even uses lol.
EDIT: Alright sooo maybe I spoke to soon lol. Someone keeps trying to connect to both servers from the ip address 188.8.131.52 . I'll look into it.
I just blacklisted the ip address. But yeah I still have doubts about it being DDoS, probably just some idiot spamming the ports. I bet OC is having the same issue.