MozillaZine Reports on Firebird Name Debate

Sunday April 20th, 2003

Clay writes: " 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.

#30 Re: Actually I thought mozilline just got slashdot

by AlexBishop <>

Monday April 21st, 2003 9:40 PM

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"Moz forumns, had been working fine for quite a while, trouble seemed to start after the article appeared on slashdot.

"Since slashdot often has the effect of increasing load, that seems a more likely explaination."

We did initially think it was Slashdot but they've linked to us many times before (even the MySQL-intensive forums) and everything's been fine, so we're not sure what it was now.