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Re: security.debian.org down?

Michael Banck wrote:
> > Right, they access www.debian.org and try to find a status note. It
> > can't be that difficult to put a note on the webserver manually even
> > without tool support. 
> The problem is that we don't have 'the' webserver. We have a couple of
> dozen mirrors, running www.debian.org in a dozen languages.
> So manually changing 'the' www.debian.org does not help at all, as all
> the other servers will not get that information.

plus editing 33 language files
in 33 languages with
a dozen different character sets,
plus permissions problems

> The exact same problem occured in late November when we had the security
> compromise. Dozens of people asked why the information was not on the
> website. That is why Joey was not very diplomatic on his second reply.

And when we finally put it there, it caused more problems (than it solved).



Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessarily a good idea.

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