You would think people would have better, more postive things to do than this. Yet some malcontent, or possibly more than one, has set upon the CrunchBang servers at Linode a Denial of Service attack.

Seriously? And you gain what, exactly, by denying a small community access to its data and repositories?

There is the possibility that CrunchBang is not the target of the attack, yet the fact remains that we are affected by it, regardless of at whom or what the DoS is aimed.

Philip Newborough (corenominal), the lead developer for CrunchBang, posted a message on the CrunchBang forums: “The #! repo server and torrent tracker are currently the targets of a DoS attack and are offline. The attack is being monitored and I hope to have normal service restored soon. Apologies for the inconvenience.”

I’ll post again on this blog when CrunchBang is back on the air, so to speak. I’m sure corenominal will do the same on the forums.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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