There was an issue today that might have caused issues for some establishing sessions or logging into the website. Those who were already logged in probably would not have noticed anything, other than perhaps some slower speeds.

A botnet was crawling the site from a large number of IP addresses (15000 or so) which filled up the session database table.

The botnet has been blocked and I cleared out the 15000+ entries from the session table.

As of 3:15PM PDT, the issue should be resolved. If you do encounter any errors, please let me know. It is always possible the botnet can come back from another IP range.

Have a great day everyone.