Tidying up

Looks like we’re out of the woods once again.

After waiting awhile to see if we’re really out of the woods after a second Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, it looks like we’re free and clear, while provisions are being made to avoid this from happening again.

It’s inconceivable — I keep using that word, and I think it means what I think it means — that someone would take the time to hamper our efforts and tie up the distro like they did, but it happened.  And they, or someone else, may try it again — it’s an unfortunate downside to the Internet that there are misguided individuals out there who can’t help but be destructive. The best thing we can do is to take the measures necessary to deflect any further attacks.

Nevertheless, now you can go back to your usual CrunchBanging, whether it’s downloading the distro, updating or running the cb-welcome script.

It’s good to be back. Again.

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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2 responses to “Tidying up

    • First of all, the DDoS has been over for a couple of weeks now. Second, it appears that the DDoS more than likely was not aimed at CrunchBang, though it took down the CrunchBang server at Linode in the proverbial crossfire.

      If CrunchBang was the target, it would be hard to imagine why someone would attack us, and that’s a question for the person, if he or she is ever caught.

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