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Blender.org is unreachable because of DDOS attack - update

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The Blender.org infrastructure is currently under a Denial of Service attack. As a result, all official Blender sites are currently down.

Update: the issue has been resolved:

Update 31/1/20 07:50 CET - Earlier this night, the main blender.org website went down again. A copy of the Blender documentation can still be accessed here though, and the Blender team has provided some alternative download locations:

Update 31/1/20 11:45 CET - It seems the attack wave is over, and all sites are available again.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

21 Comments

  1. Simple script to fix any ddos is to simply "user request timeout" after so many consecutive simultaneous requests for say 3 seconds. Same way we stopped it in counterstrike 1.6 back in 2001-2002. The attempt here may be to get isp to purchase expensive unnecessary security and your monthly rates inevitably go up. Don't believe the hype.

  2. If it were that simple, it would be in every server software stack. The vast majority of the web runs on open-source software, so it would be awfully difficult for corporate interests to prevent such a "fix" from reaching widespread adoption. What do you think the first D in DDoS stands for? It's simple enough to rate-limit attackers, but the problem is that these attacks are coming from enormous botnets - block one address and a thousand more are ready to replace it.

  3. Nope still down for me in the UK. I don't know of anybody who would want to do this. We all love blender right?

    Oh wait, there might be certain corporate empires who may not though!

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