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[FYI] www.kuro5hin.org is down
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- Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:00:56 +0200
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http://www.kuro5hin.org/ besteht zur Zeit ausschlie▀lich aus der
folgenden Seite, wei▀ auf schwarzem Hintergrund.
Kuro5hin.org is down
As most of you know, for the past three days, kuro5hin.org has been
subject to a series of automated "spam" type attacks by persons
currently unknown. The story queue has been filled with crap, the
comments have been filled with crap, and we've been hit with denial of
service flood attacks, presumably intended to crash the server. We're
tired of this shit.
K5 is run by an all-volunteer staff. No one makes any money from this
site. We work on the site because we believe in it. We wanted to
provide a service to the internet, and especially the free software
Someone has seen fit to persistently abuse that gift, in a clear
attempt to force us off the net, or render the site unusable. Fine,
you win. I don't know what the attacker or attackers have against us,
or the site, if anything. Maybe they just think it's fun to break
I'm tired, Inoshiro's tired, Hurstdog is tired. Everyone's tired of
trying to keep the site running. As I mentioned, no one is paying us
for this, and I for one, have a lot of other things to worry about
To everyone who has supported the site, thank you. You are not
unappreciated, you are not forgotten. Will we be back? Maybe. If we
can figure out a way to keep the quality of discussion on K5 at a
level that is worth supporting, we will return. Who knows.
To the person or persons responsible for this: we will find you. You
will be sorry. I hope you'll learn something.
Thomas Roessler <email@example.com>