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So easy to DOS a whole software company.
Someone (accidentally) started a script or similar, generating so many requests on StackOverflow that our IP got banned.
In the company chat people already joking how they cannot work. This is "critical infrastructure" in 2018: faulty IP in our network is taken offline. Let's see if we can access SO again today.

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    Are you sure it was a script? Maybe it was all the devs in your company debugging at once 😜
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    @cafecortado Totally unclear what it was. Dev was doing nothing unusual: a browser with an SO page open, chat window with SO links and Thunderbird hard compressing all the mails.... But neither of this should send out that many requests. Mysterious.
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