Anyone else having problems downloading example .Blend files from blend-exchange in posts? I have tried a couple posts, and the download link to the example blend files leads me to a blank page.

Below is the specific post/link I'm having issues with at the moment. The OP says he can download it. Everyone else downloading it ok? I have tried two browsers on two different computers. Either I get a blank page (Firefox), or an error, this page doesn't exist (IE10). I haven't tried at my home, only work, so maybe a firewall issue.

The Post: Cloth sim; Cloth Pin and Self Collision making very bad/weird behavior?

The link to the file: http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/b/1151/

Thanks, just trying to get to the bottom of this so I can help this guy out!

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    $\begingroup$ This is self hosted by a community member. We are looking into it, thanks for the post. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 18:26

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I'm the guy who wrote the code for blend-exchange and operates it. The issue has been resolved, thanks for posting this message so I could be notified.

The issue was caused by a crashed database due to a ram shortage on my server. This is usually caused by Denial of Service (DoS) attack on the server that hosts blend-exchange. I'm going to do an in-depth investigation as to why this crash occurred, and try to avoid repeat occurrences in the future.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by unavailable files.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for taking the time and resources to provide this valuable service, and support it. Damn DoS attacks are from the devil. $\endgroup$
    – Blazer003
    Commented Mar 31, 2016 at 20:27

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