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Update: Blinksale outages

Yesterday afternoon (CST), Blinksale came under a DDoS attack. Since that time, we have worked to defend against the attacks by installing (additional) hardware firewalls. At present, the majority of Blinksale accounts are back up and running, and the firewall appears to be doing its job. We are truly sorry for the outage, and thank you for your patience as we completely resolve this issue.

We have run diagnostics to check for any issues with the Blinksale application:

  • Database is OK;
  • Database mirror is OK;
  • Emails are being delivered OK;
  • Recurring invoices are being spawned OK;
  • Firms are being renewed OK;
  • 21 recurring invoices missed delivery. These have been delivered manually.
  • Seeming random “Connection reset by server” error when attempting to load a page for the first time. We are investigating the cause.

The safety and security of data, uncompromised uptime and meeting customer expectations are of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate your patience as we work to fully recover from this attack.


  • On December 14, 2010, JD said:

    This might be related to your “Connection reset by server” line, but whenever I click on my page after being away for a while, it automatically crashes. Reloading the browser fixes the issue, but the issue is recurring.

  • On December 14, 2010, Jared Christensen said:

    JD – I’ve forwarded the issue on to the development team.

  • On December 15, 2010, Ed Mercadillo said:

    Any updates on the last 24 hours? We are still down, any updates would be appreciated.

  • On December 15, 2010, Scott Rossi said:

    FYI… I got a connection reset by peer when trying to send an invoice… it created the invoice but did not reduce the number of invoices i have left. I was able to go back in and send the invoice fine.

    Submitting this form give “Your request timed out. Please retry the request.”

  • On December 16, 2010, Moot said:

    Still down?

  • On August 18, 2011, Laneta said:

    Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very imoprnatt.

  • On August 23, 2011, Patrick Dodd said:

    We want to try and keep you as informed as we can. :)
    Let us know if there is anything we can ever to do help you!

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