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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. up 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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