Who’d have thought it would be such a chore to run a radio station?
Chain Radio, which launched a at the end of July, and since then they’ve dealt with some major issues.
Namely, they’ve been the subject of DDoS attacks for weeks, but it really caught up with them in the last week.
Rockstar, the head of Chain Radio, made a post on their page talking about what they’ve had to deal with in order to get their site up and running again, and the challenges they’ve faced.
Unlike many other sites in the world of Bitcoin land we are operating a fleet of streaming servers which can not be simply placed behind the protection of CloudFlare. When someone is attacking our servers we are in a constant state of battle blocking IP ranges, blocking specific IPs and trying to keep everything online.
Nevertheless, Rockstar remained defiant in the face of adversity. “It costs us over a thousand dollars each month to keep this service online for our listeners and if the DDOS attacks continue it will likely cost even more,” he said. “That said, we are committed to seeing this project through and NOT letting a few jerks silence what we are doing and the community that we are creating.”
As to the identity of those “few jerks” and their motives, it remains unknown.
As of this writing, Chain Radio is back up and running. They’re running a non-profit operation, relying largely on donations from the community. They’re taking donations to help offset the cost of the project through their website.