Looks like we’re out of the woods.
CrunchBang lead developer Philip Newborough (corenominal) posted this message several minutes ago on the CrunchBang Forums:
“Happy to report that the repo server is back online. Here is the update from the team at Linode:
“> The null route on your Linode’s IP address has been removed at this time and we have set this ticket to automatically close in 48 hours while we monitor for any additional issues.
“Once again, apologies for the inconvenience and thank you all for your patience, understanding and kind words of support.”
So 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 and I’d like to echo corenominal’s apology for the incovenience.
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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.