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DistroWatch hit by a massive DDoS attack

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The site won't be updated until the problem is dealt with, but at least you can access the existing information. Sorry for the trouble Sad

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EDIT: Updated Information

Hmm - all thos ubuntu 'bots

stuffing the polls, planting messages etc.

re: ubuntu 'bots

yeah, I was joking around saying it's probably ubuntu-ites mad about all the blogging that was going around yesterday about pclos moving to the number one spot.

DDOS attack

The thought that people could attack such a generous and linux-community-minded person as Ladislav angers me.

His site is and has been a wonderful contribution to linux users for so long, and he certainly donates his share of money to linux projects.

re: DDOS

I would be more upset at Netsonic, their hosting service. This isn't 1990, modern Router equipment makes a persistent DDOS attack almost impossible.

DistroWatch.com up

Distrowatch.com has returned to the net, but it is still not being updated. No word on this week's Weekly either as of yet.

EDIT: A few updates are beginning to appear. No other information available yet.

EDIT 2: Further Information

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