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Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack

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Boycott Novell is one opinionated site. If you think I'm pro-Linux and hard on Microsoft, you haven't been reading Roy Schestowitz, who makes me look as mild as a May day. Boycott Novell, which was founded in 2006 in reaction to Novell's partnership with Microsoft, is very popular with about a million hits per month, but it's also made enemies. Enemies who seem to have had enough of Boycott Novell recently launched a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, which has almost knocked the site out.

In an e-mail interview with Schestowitz, he wrote that he's trying to make the best of a bad situation, "I guess the most reassuring way to look at it is as a sign of success. If they try to shut us up so miserably by resorting to crime, then it means our writings have great impact."

As for the DDoS attack, Schestowitz wrote, the site "has been under DDoS attack for 3 days now. We're still struggling to just stay online while hosts investigate where the attacks come from." In the meantime, he has spoken to the British police about the matter.

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re: BN

Who knew that tired old site was still up.

It's been years since the Novell/MS deal was made - didn't care then, certainly don't care now.

The only real news here is that there are still hosting services that can't deal with a simple DDOS attack.

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