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Within 5 minutes, our site was down.
The owner of the company negotiated with the guy, and he stopped his attack after receiving $400. A small price to pay to get the site online in our case. But obviously we want to come up with a solution that'll allow us to deal with these kinds of attacks in the future.
While the site was down, I contacted our hosting company, Rackspace. They proceeded to tell me that they have "DDoS mitigation services", but they cost $6,000 if your site is under attack at the time you use the service. Once the attack was over, the price dropped to $1500. (Nice touch there Rackspace, so much for Fanatical support; price gouging at its worst).
So, obviously, I'm looking for alternative solutions for DDoS mitigation. I'm considering CloudFlare (https://www.cloudflare.com/) as an option; does anyone have any other suggestions or thoughts on the matter?"
"You will be able to access and play all music in your Lala collection through May 31, 2010. Any mp3 songs purchased and downloaded from Lala will continue to play as part of your local music library. You can continue to purchase mp3 songs through May 31st using your wallet balance or other payment methods.
As of today, web songs, wallets, and gift cards are no longer available for purchase on Lala. Uploads have been discontinued, and we are not accepting new users for the service.
Refunds and Credits:
Web songs. In appreciation of your support, you will receive a credit in the amount of your Lala web song purchases for use on Apple's iTunes Store.
Wallet balances. If you have an outstanding wallet balance on May 31st, we will also issue you an iTunes Store credit for that amount. If you prefer to have your wallet balance refunded to you via check, you must make that request by May 31st.
Unredeemed Gift Cards. Gift cards can be redeemed on Lala until May 31st. The gift card amount will be added to your wallet balance, and included as part of your wallet balance refund.""
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Anyway, I'm running Windows (yeah, I know), and I have a few basic requirements:
- It needs to be easy to configure. Yes, I could set up 10 different scripts and have it work, but I'm looking for a simple solution. Preferably has a nice GUI, so my wife can have it running on her desktop/laptop setup as well.
- Ideally, it will use differential backups. I would like to be able to sync via VPN if I forget to do so before I leave, and bandwidth could be an issue
- -2-way syncing needs to work. If I make changes on one machine, and they can be merged, I just want it to happen without any extra work on my end
I've tried a number of applications, but they're all overly complex, difficult to configure, or just do the crappy "bulk copy" syncing. Does any such simple, seamless syncing software exist?"