DebianPlanet explains a recent outage: "We experianced some offtime as a result of the slashdotting we receive following the
article on Woody's freeze. Our generous sponsors uklinux.net, temporarily suspended
our account, when the load on the server became excessive, the problems were
worsened by the poor PHP-Nuke code, which lead to the MySQL server overloading
and leading to a load on the server of approximately 50 at certain times. Because the
server is a shared resource running essential services for uklinux.net (mail etc) they
took the wise decision to drop the site." All is well, now.
July 2, 2001