Archive for April, 2007

DreamHost Abuse Center

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

DreamHost has just launched the DreamHost Abuse Center.

The site has two purposes: To educate DreamHost customers on acceptable practices for bulk email, the use of copyrighted materials, trademarks, etc., and to assist anyone experiencing abusive activities originating from or associated with DreamHost’s servers.
The site currently covers:

Spam and Unsolicited Bulk Email
DreamHost’s definition, double opt-in requirements opt-in [...]

DreamHost Discussion Forum 6 Years Today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

DreamHost Discussion Forum turns 6 years today and like last year I’m going to use the opportunity to publish some stats from the forums.
General stats:
In 6 years the forum have had 78,067 posts, in 15,824 threads, submitted by 9,834 registered users (plus countless of anonymous users). The forum has grown considerably the last year with [...]

The Angry Spam Song

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Just found this piece of gold…
You might remember the voicemail from an angry customer raving about DreamHost spamming him from the post YOU C@#KS#CK’N SPAMMERS! at DreamHost’s Blog.
Rob Rohan has now created a song based on the voicemail:
I was wandering around the web and saw this posting about a guy who was upset about receiving some spam. [...]

Major DOS Attack Against DreamHost’s Nameservers

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

DreamHost is currently experiencing intermittent DNS outages on all nameservers, which is causing problems with both websites and email.
It appears they are the victims of an Easter Denial-of-Service attack against their nameservers.
In October and November last year DreamHost had several minor DOS attacks against one server at a time (Selma, Whopper and Jalapa), but this [...]

Backup your Mac or PC to DreamHost

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Michael Lee from Addison Road has written a great tutorial about how you can use the vast amount of storage space on your DreamHost account to backup your Mac.
Part 1 of the tutorial shows how to create a new user with shell access, how to enable SSH access to the server without having to supply [...]