This afternoon the fires are out, but yesterday at the University of Twente in The Netherlands (the home of security.debian.org, non-us.debian.org and other servers), was ablaze with a "massive fire."This doleful post came over on the debian-devel-announce list yesterday:
From: Wichert Akkerman
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 11:33:43 +0100
At around 8 this morning (local time) a fire started in the
computing facilities of Twente University. This affects Debian, since
on of our servers (satie) is hosted there. At this moment it seems
very likely that the machine can not be recovered from the fire.
The following services are currently down as a result of this:
We are working to restoring these services on another machine and
hope to have things in mostly working order by tomorrow. Security
advisories are still available at http://www.debian.org/security/
Late yesterday, it was reported that the security.debian.org archives were back online, but recently uploaded security fixes were lost. Recent mirrors of security.debian.org are available at ftp://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/debian-security and ftp://ftp.tu-clausthal.de/pub/linux/debian-security/, but they do not contain the latest fixes yet.