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Edinburgh-based ISP edNET was hit by a distributed denial of service attack, again.

The attack started yesterday morning, and continued throughout the day, continuing until late afternoon today. Residual problems still remain. EdNET's customer status page said that the attack was minor but customers tell us that they have lost service because of the attack.

edNET experienced a "minor denial of service attack" aimed at its webserver, an edNET problem ticketstates.

"We have already filtered this attack and have contacted our upstream transit providers to have the attack filtered from their networks as well."

One user writes to tell us that the problem is causing more problems than this message would imply.

"To the best of my knowledge both business and home users have had no Internet access for the best part of 36 hours," he writes.

edNET's status page indicates that most services are "OK" but reports "critical" problems with its external network

No-one from edNET was available for comment on the issue at the time of writing.

This week's attack follows a far more serious DDoS assault in early April this year which resulted in what it described at the time as a "catastrophic network failure". The ISP was also subject to another DDoS assault on July 21, according to its service status page. ®

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