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Neowin.net Reports on Firebird Name Debate

Sunday April 20th, 2003

Clay writes: "Neowin.net now has an article about the Firebird name debate. Is it true that MozillaZine was hacked?"

To the best of our knowledge, MozillaZine was not hacked on Friday. From what we understand, a large load on the MySQL database put a lot of strain on the server. This caused the error messages that some users saw while using site features such as the Talkback article comments pages and the forums. At some points during the day, MozillaZine went down completely. For this reason, the Talkback pages and the forums were temporarily disabled but should now be fully working again.


#1 Confusion and Damage!

by schapel

Sunday April 20th, 2003 10:16 AM

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"a large load on the MySQL database put a lot of strain on the server"

So it was a DoS attack. Whether deliberate or accidental, this is a case of actual damage done by the Firebird database folks.

"These so called upholders of moral principles, in their zeal to show loyalty to the Firebird Database, have resorted to pasting the forums with links to their own project, claiming that they are new versions of the Firebird browser."

Okay, now we officially have confusion, but this was obviously deliberately perpetrated by the Firebird database people.

The only confusion and damage I see is coming from the Firebird database side, not the Mozilla Firebird side. Looks like the Firebird database team needs to take a collective deep breath and a step back and see who is actually causing the confusion and damage they're whining about.