[ RadSafe ] Temporary technical problem with RadSafe mailinglist

Marcel Schouwenburg M.Schouwenburg at tudelft.nl
Thu Jul 17 13:16:26 CDT 2008

Dear RadSafers,

Since about 21.00 h (Amsterdam time) last Wednesday (July 16) there was
a technical problem with the RadSafe mailinglist software. The RadSafe
list page on the server was because of this not reachable and no
messages were processed or forwarded to subscribers. The problem has
been caused by an attack through the internet in which mallformed
messages were used to bombard the server causing the mailinglist
software to crash.

Around 17.00 (Amsterdam time) today the problem was fixed and RadSafe
works normal again.

However, all messages that were send to the list during the malfunction
are unfortunately lost and could not be recovered. The sending of digest
messages was also interrupted and the numbering of the digests will have
been reset.

Hope this message gave enough information to RadSafe subscribers about
the recent and hopefully temporary problems.

I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.

With kind regards,

Marcel Schouwenburg
Head / Lecturer Training Centre Delft, Health Physicist, expert level 2
RadSafe Moderator & Listowner
National Centre for Radiation Protection (Dutch abbr. NCSV)
Manager Quality Assurance Reactor Institute Delft (RID)

Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Applied Sciences / Reactor Institute Delft
Mekelweg 15
NL - 2629 JB  DELFT
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)15 27 86575
F: +31 (0)15 27 81717
E: m.schouwenburg at tudelft.nl

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