Thursday, February 12, 2004

Packet Storm Lives

I just read this at Packet Storm:

On January 12, 2004, Packet Storm had its connectivity turned off without any forewarning.

After the plug was pulled, it took approximately two weeks to get a straight answer from our provider as to whether or not we were going to get turned back on. It seems that when bandwidth is donated to a worthy cause, the cause is not so worthy when it comes to returning phone calls. In the end, our hosting was cancelled. Due to the abrupt turnoff, we did not have time to set up safe hosting elsewhere.

If you have a strong, fast, and secure location that can host 4-12U's of rack space, please contact fringe[at]dtmf.org with any information.

Packet Storm has no plans to fall under corporate sponsorship again and we hope that the security community understands that this transition does not mean we are going anywhere.

We do plan to get the site back up to speed and updated within the next week, but mail and cgi services will be unavailable. They will be restored once we have a permanent home. Please do not bother attempting to send in submissions until you hear otherwise.

Again, many thanks to all of our supportive mirrors that are taking on all the traffic while we are in the middle of fixing this ordeal.

Thanks again for your patience,
Packet Storm Staff

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