2 May 2004 uwog   » (Master)

It seems that the nice Windows Viri running around these days are finally targetting the OSS movement as well. Yesterday our server hosting http://abisource.com, Abiword's developer cvs and Abiword's mailing lists has been taken offline: it generated more traffic than the network hosting the box could handle properly.

The maximum amount of traffic generated was around 40Mbit/sec. Quite a lot was most likely caused by the virus mails. Of course we block such mails, but you can't keep them from incoming...

About 11 months ago we added a mirror server to abisource.com for these kinds of events and is kindly hosted by the University of Twente (this is the University where I'm working on my thesis on the subject of Real-Time schedulers; in particular I'm studying/improving/implementing the EDFI and DMI scheduling algorithms in RT-Linux). By switching our services from our main server to this mirror, we hope to restore our services as soon as possible.

... and as you can see, I'm added to planet.gnome.org now, thanks Jeff!

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