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Seriously?

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 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 CrunchBang users — and that would include me — are affected by it, regardless of at whom or what the DoS is aimed.

Philip Newborough, 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 when CrunchBang is back on the air, so to speak. My apologies, too, for the delays.

This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and develops business software at Redwood Digital Research, a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment.)

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  1. Al Garrett
    October 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Larry,
    A personal question, if you please.
    Do you know, or can you direct me to someone who does, what type of DDoS they are receiving?
    We, the campus where I work, were the target of a significant DDoS last month that lasted from an hour to several hours over the course of a couple of weeks. We did some mitigation and established specific rulesets in our border equipment and so far have been clean since.
    I’m curious as to what type of traffic they are seeing in this blast.
    Al

    • October 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Hi, Al — It’s all being handled by Linode, and I don’t have first-hand information on it. As of 1:30 p.m. Pacific, they’re still working on it. But I can check and get back to you when I know.

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