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Re: communication structures crumbled

Dan Jacobson wrote:
> To us debian users, the most notable thing during this break in or
> whatever episode, is how the communication structures crumbled.

It had to be re-installed.  You probably know that since you've read
the announcement we were able to send out before the machine was taken
down for reinstallation.

> debian-announce had one message on the 21st, five days ago, saying for
> more information, see www.debian.org.

You'll find the same information linked on the front-page.  Since the
web infrastructure was affected as well, but you already knew that
since it was mentioned in the announcement, it was not that easy
updating the web server.  However, after a day we finally managed to
do that.

> Nothing special there, so I checked http://www.debian.org/security/,
> same problem.

As you know http://www.debian.org/security/ if for security
announcements regarding the packages Debian distributes.  It has
nothing to do with the security on the Debian machines.  Hence, it's
the wrong place.

> With the mailing lists affected, what would average user me do to
> learn the latest on the situation, google around? Googleing around
> just lead me to some stale discussion on the mailing lists before they
> got turned off.

Join #debian on any IRC network and see if somebody can relay some new
information.  Alternative: wait until the admin team manages to
resurrect the machines and services.

> At least some latest news could have been posted to the main website.

It sort-of was.


It's time to close the windows.

Please always Cc to me when replying to me on the lists.

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