SolidShellSecurity is merging with Hudson Valley Host

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Hey everyone.

Just letting everyone know what happened this week.


As you may or may not know, we came under fire from a massive dDoS attack aimed directly at me and my business. Due to this, most our network got knocked offline for days while we worked endlessly trying to get things under control, but we were limited to our datacenters mercy. This was a targeted attack aimed at me because a certain person has a strong dislike for me and after failing to make me go away by publically destroying my reputation with endless posts on WHT designed to stir controversy, he resulted in launching a targeted attack at our network and IPs to further his point and make me look bad.


We spent days trying to get IPs nulled and new ones added for server access so that our servers could be accessible again, but one of our main datacenters seemed to not understand what we needed and wanted and was very quick to reply with 1 word sentence responses and we would have to spend pages just per ticket just to get our point made. They also would take 12+ hours per reply making it even harder. Eventually, we regained access to servers and are making plans to move everyone off the network.


Because I care about my clients and have been stressing to get everyone up, I made the decision to hand off all our shared/reseller/business hosting clients to a very good friend of mine who has a bigger and larger network. This will also mean no more downtime as none of the sites we hosted were attacked. We know this because we had IPs getting attacked that hosted no content, just had our names on the IPs which made them a target.


It was a great pleasure working with everyone, and sad to see it end this way, but I have to do what is best for you all. I would encourage everyone to stick with my good friend, Ernie from HVH. He is a great guy, has a great team, knows what he is doing and will also take good care of you like I did.


This is not how I wanted this to go, but due to the circumstances, SolidShellSecurity, LLC will be falling back to focus on local and other IT endeavors where we won't have an online presence openning us up to attacks and further ridicule.


NEW HOST INFO: (you can probably expect an e-mail from them)

http://www.hudsonvalleyhost.com/

http://www.hudsonvalleyhost.com/billing/ (your SSS info should work as the systems were merged)

[email protected]


New Name Servers:


ns5.allsitecontrol.com


ns6.allsitecontrol.com


Email/Ticket wise. We are still working to get everything operational. We moved our e-mail system to a high-end solution and are still working on connecting our ticket system to the e-mail system. At this time, all the web sites have been moved over and are being ported into the HvH servers.


Regards,


Truvis Thornton | Head of Operations


linkedin.com/in/truvisthornton/       

Interesting... Discuss.
 

Mun

Never Forget
So, does that mean he will be keeping VPSs or moving the whole company to HvH.

Also didn't we just have a connection about HvH and CC?

Thornton, we all have bad days, but it seems you are giving up on your clients, this happens from time to time, and HvH may also get attacked for simply being apart of CC. I think you may have been better just keeping your clients and thinking of new innovative to stop the attacks.

My 2 cents.

Mun

p.s. what do you want me to do with your vpswiki page? 
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Truvis was banned from WHT, unsure why. Hopefully he'll be able to help us make more sense of all of this here.
 

nunim

VPS Junkie
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TruvisT

Server Management Specialist
Verified Provider
We are NOT merging.

SolidShellSecurity, LLC will continue its VPS and Dedicated Server Services along with our Local IT Services.

As I speak, our shared servers are still under dDoS attacks, IPs nulled, no replies from our DC in over a day. I've got pissed clients, I'm stressed, I'm angry, and I've got a business to run and several things being put off because of this mess. The best thing I can do is give my clients somewhere so their sites won't go down because of me.

Sure, we all have bad days.. but I am having a nightmare. I'm figuratively going through hell right now.
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
If everyone reads.

I made the decision to hand off all our shared/reseller/business hosting clients

It's all shared/reseller/business hosting clients.  This does not include VPS or Dedicated Server clients. 
 
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nunim

VPS Junkie
It's all shared/reseller/business hosting clients.  This does not include VPS or Dedicated Server clients.
Ah I misunderstood that, why keep only VPS/Dedis? Surely shared would be much easier to relocate/null especially if they're targeting IPs not domain names. 
 
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TruvisT

Server Management Specialist
Verified Provider
Ah I misunderstood that, why keep only VPS/Dedis? Surely shared would be much easier to relocate/null especially if they're targeting IPs not domain names. 
Their IP ranges are harder to find and more scattered. When you have say 60 something clients on 1 VPS node, should one get hit, simple IP null, one client effected, and less tickets. But when a shared server gets hit, you have 1000s on one ip and changing an IP means explaining an IP change for those on a custom DNS and then they complain and rant about the effort involved and more clients effected so more tickets. And when an ENTIRE IP range gets hit, that is a lot of sites to move as well.

For me, VPS/Dedicateds require less work and time.
 
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netnub

New Member
Their IP ranges are harder to find and more scattered. When you have say 60 something clients on 1 VPS node, should one get hit, simple IP null, one client effected, and less tickets. But when a shared server gets hit, you have 1000s on one ip and changing an IP means explaining an IP change for those on a custom DNS and then they complain and rant about the effort involved and more clients effected so more tickets. And when an ENTIRE IP range gets hit, that is a lot of sites to move as well.


For me, VPS/Dedicateds require less work and time.
thats why you look into ddos protection if its gone on this long... cnservers, blacklotus, awknet, koddos, staminus, voxility (best).
 

Zach

New Member
Verified Provider

Zach

New Member
Verified Provider
Well, either way, I agree with Jarland.  Best of luck getting everything migrated over and off your hands  :)
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Come on.  Everything about this smells like my salty worked all day armpits, they stink.

@TruvisT, set me straight:

If your server(s) are under DoS/dDoS based attacks or just under heavy network loads, we can configure and better tune your server(s) network to withstand the heavy attacks. We also offer hardware and reverse proxy solutions to better help keep your websites and servers online.
Does that sound familiar?

http://solidshellsecurity.com/services/ddos-protection.php

So if you can't protect your own stuff and keep things running, how are you doing that for paying customers?  Intending on refunding any customers who bought vapor?

hand off all our shared/reseller/business hosting clients to a very good friend of mine who has a bigger and larger network
HVH is bigger and has a "larger" network?  HVH owns nothing.  As a matter of fact, they are rent-to-own server leasers from Colocrossing.   They are officially in public, not a CC partner or anything, just an end customer like the buy renting one server.  

Colocrossing has nothing in place to deal with any real attacks, other than some "large" bandwidth commits.

So, existing clients, will they be billed by Hudson Valley Host or will their invoices show Colocrossing like the other poor mislead buyer on here this week?
 

DalComp

New Member
SSS seems to be targeted frequently. Last year I took a reseller package, their shared IP got major packet loss almost all the time. Now I am about to try again (something about 4GB RAM interests me) and this happens. Perhaps someone was pissed off from Travis' hacking years?
 
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