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Old 12-11-2002, 11:30 PM   #1
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where is

i was going to stop by the slackware site to find out how to do a NFS installation when i realized that the site is (*POOF*) gone! Sorry for the overly dramatized post. anyhow does anyone know what is happening? (site mantinence, fire, flood, earthquake, tsunami). okay bye.
Old 12-13-2002, 07:07 PM   #2
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It ain't funny, I was trying the for two days in a row to reach slackware no fruits, damn, the main ftp server is there, but the website is nowhere to be seen, hmmm. Ok, time to hunt down /.
Old 12-14-2002, 07:06 AM   #3
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According to some of the people in aols Slackware is currently undergoing a DoS attack and they are not sure when it will be back up. If all you want to do is download packages somebody on aols said that ftp connections are working, but not the http.
Old 12-14-2002, 09:03 AM   #4
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Why DoS a good site? Why not DoS I think DoS is the lamest activity. Most likely a kiddie with someone else's bots. I want to know if Slackware 9 is due to come out soon. Anyone have some information on that?

Old 12-14-2002, 04:57 PM   #5
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Ahhh!! I just checked it myself. That sure sux! Yeah, the ftp is working though, which is cool.
Old 12-14-2002, 08:16 PM   #6
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From the ChangeLog ...

An update on
As many of you have noticed, the website is not online.
We offer our apologies, but we've been the target of DoS attacks for a few
days. We're investigating the problem, but can't give an estimate of when
the site will return. If anyone has any additional information that might
be helpful to us in tracking down the source of these attacks, please email
us at Thanks for your patience.
Old 12-15-2002, 06:49 PM   #7
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the beta version of slack 9 is already online
i shouldn last long,,, i suppose
Old 12-16-2002, 10:18 AM   #8
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can you download the beta version as iso?
Old 12-17-2002, 04:37 AM   #9
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At you can download -current ISO's without KDE and Gnome.
Old 12-17-2002, 09:40 AM   #10
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after you download and burn the cd, is there any specific way to install the packages? since there is no "setup" command?
Old 12-18-2002, 01:22 PM   #11
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Talking The website is back!!!

Its back again
Old 12-18-2002, 07:12 PM   #12
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If you want a Slackware-current CD simply download the isolinux, kernels, and slackware directory from the slackware-current tree and follow the directions in the isolinux readme file. It tells you have to create a bootable install CD, setup command and all.
Old 12-18-2002, 11:47 PM   #13
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