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FTP Server Problem

    • Dykiller
      Joined: 19.02.2008 Posts: 168
      Ok so Im playing on FTP and I get disconnected 5 times in a row I have to wait 5-10 min between reconnections.

      Im currently in a 24$+2$ Touney, looking good, 550 player, 80 left, im 14th.

      my table cantplay because the server is mees up.

      But the blinds keep going up and 2 table are still allowed to play ?!!??

      I hope FTP pay my entry back + money I was 100% going to make.
  • 1 reply
    • ManniXXX
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 707
      Might want to sticky this whilst the issue is prevalent. Full Tilt as well as about 3 to 4 other poker sites have apparently been the targets of multiple DDOS attacks over the past few days. This has been causing disconnections and major lag during the effected period.

      FT are offering compensation on a case by case basis, however they are pausing the tournaments and then unpausing them around 5-10 minutes after the servers come back up. This doesn't void the games, and does not qualify you for an automatic rebursal. If you think you're entitled to some compensation for any reason I would email support and explain your situation in great detail and hope for the best.

      This happened to me the day before yesterday whilst 9 tabling some sngs. Luckily my stacks were sufficient enough in most cases to cover my costs and come ITM in most of them but I noticed the blind levels had kept on ticking up during the d/c.

      Also, the DDOS attacks seem to be scheduled at a set time each day. So far I have logged them at 11.30am and 5.10pm ET respectively.

      Quote from a source I don't think I'm allowed to link to:

      Full Tilt Poker and Other Gambling Properties the Target of DDoS Attacks

      For the past couple of days, many online poker and casino properties have suffered outages. Full Tilt Poker was probably the most visible of these outages, as their web site was inaccessible for a couple of days. As of 5 am EST on Tuesday, their web site is redirecting to

      It now appears that the reason for their outages over the past couple of days can be attributed to a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack.

      According to Wikipedia, a DDoS attack involves "saturating the target (victim) machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable."

      In this case, it appears as though Full Tilt's servers and others in the industry have been saturated by "tons of bogus GET requests" (source link below).

      According to the sourced article, the attacks started around February 10th and continued all the way up until February 18th.

      There were a large list of targets, including:

      Full Tilt Poker, Party Casino, Titan Poker, Virgin Games, CD Poker and Europa Casino. In addition, a number of Russian online gambling sites were targeted, including

      The extent of the outages for each site varied depending on the ferocity of the attacks and if they had any anti-DDoS attack measures in place. Full Tilt Poker is clearly still having issues while a number of the Russian web properties are still down. I am assuming that Full Tilt's software outages over the past few days are related to these attacks as well. Full Tilt's poker room has crashed numerous times over the past few days, including an embarrassing outage during the final table of the FTOPS main event.

      The motive behind the attacks is still unknown. Was there an extortion attempt made? Will there be an extortion attempt made? Or is there some other reason behind the attacks?