I can't site the exact virus or find it on sarc.com
or anywhere like
that anymore, but it seems to me I read about at least one DDOS netbios
worm that targets redhat.com
. It was something like one of those gaobot
worms that spreads like mad, and probably infected millions of windows
users. I imagine this could have a lot to do with the speed problems in
the last week or two. But redhat.com
has always been kind of slow for
me. I always figured it was because not enough people understand the
concept of using mirrors. It might be a good idea for redhat to start
giving out user limit exceeded messages that point to their mirror
list. But I think since they are the main source, they probably feel a
commitment to customer service in providing updates.
PS. This email was worded in a way that comes across very
disrespectfully. I wouldn't expect help with a negative attitude. A
lot of people involved with this list are volunteers, and Red Hat has no
responsibility to do what people demand of them.
Florin Andrei wrote:
Guys, what's going on with the Fedora mirror at kernel.org?
behind the master site for quite a while. It is not their fault, a note
on their website states that they cannot sync up with the master Fedora
site, they tried to contact the Fedora admins, but no one replied to
What's going on? Don't you guys (Fedora team) like to ease the load on
your website? The kernel.org
site is doing a good job as a Fedora mirror
in my area, i hate to use the master site, or another mirror that's not
as close to myself, because they're much slower for me.
C'mon, wake up, i'm sure it wouldn't take long to fix this issue.