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      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.
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Buckets

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Chaps (and Chapesses).

I slowly putting together a little WWI project and need some advise on stores to sling on the top of a Mk.IV.

I'm looking at putting a bucket in the kit, and wondered what sort?

Do we think...

1. Standard "Tin" (ish) colour metal bucket.

2. White "Enamelled" (with obligatory chips) Bucket.

3. Canvas Webbing Bucket (No laughing at the back, they do exsist).

Cheers guys.

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Chaps (and Chapesses).

I slowly putting together a little WWI project and need some advise on stores to sling on the top of a Mk.IV.

I'm looking at putting a bucket in the kit, and wondered what sort?

Do we think...

1. Standard "Tin" (ish) colour metal bucket.

2. White "Enamelled" (with obligatory chips) Bucket.

3. Canvas Webbing Bucket (No laughing at the back, they do exsist).

Cheers guys.

Id go with beat up tin.

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Is it a battle scene, or behind the lines ??? I couldn't imagine a tin - or enamel - bucket lasting five minutes on the outside of a tank in No Man's land.....

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The one on this Whippet looks like a canvas type to me. (last Image in link)

Yep, it sure does.

Unless they've run over a tin one. :lol:

I should say that all 3 options were possibilities, but the Canvas one was likely the most common.

Cheers guys.

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off topic slightly, I have read a recollection by the painter Georges Braque that he witnessed a French soldier put holes in a bucket to create a makeshift brazier. I assume that was a tin one!

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????? Did they infact use steel buckets at the front??

http://www.blitzandpeaces.co.uk/Museum/WWI...ER%20BUCKET.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/1/3/4/9/7...321973961_o.jpg

What about sticking flimsies in/on the dio/tank?

The one on the left is a German "jerrycan"...the others flimsies, for diesel/petrol they would be red.

http://suncompass.fandom.tv/images/flimsyjerry.jpg

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