SourceForge Hosted Apps

Forum: LinuxTotal Replies: 3
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skelband

May 09, 2012
7:22 PM EDT
Anyone know what has happened to SourceForge Hosted Apps?

They have not been available for a couple of days now and they seem rather tight-lipped about what is going on.
mbaehrlxer

May 10, 2012
9:06 AM EDT
got an example of what's not working? i am downloading from sourceforge just fine...

greetings, eMBee.
skelband

May 10, 2012
10:33 AM EDT
Service has partially resumed now.

For a couple of days, they have been offline with SF not commenting on the details of what happened.

A single *tweet* was all that was given.

https://twitter.com/sfnet_ops?_escaped_fragment_=/sfnet_ops#!/sfnet_ops

Many TRAC tickets created asking for information and some update:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/timeline

Given that SF is such a big resource, they were rather guarded about the whole thing. I still cannot find an explanation as to what transpired or why there was such a wholesale withdrawal of service for such a long time. If they are upgrading services or had a hardware failure, why not just say so?
jdixon

May 10, 2012
11:43 AM EDT
> If they are upgrading services or had a hardware failure, why not just say so?

Absolutely no reason. So the more likely bet is that the servers were hacked and taken offline for forensics. It wouldn't be the first time a company has been tight lipped about a security breach.

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