For one reason or another some pricks
out there decided to DoS
attack the IRC
network Undernet. First they attacked the CService
bots X and W. Once those were taken down they proceeded to attack Undernet servers individually. Most Undernet servers were being voluntarily hosted by ISP
s or other companies, and because of this most promptly stopped hosting them. Even still, the attackers continued
to flood the ISP or company. Though I forget the exact numbers, the original number of servers was something like 80 and has now dropped to the low 20's.
Apparently the attackers aren't some lame script kiddies
either. According to past reports on www.undernet.org they're very
well connected lame kiddies- with mutiple +T3
The result of the attacks has caused the number of good, stable servers to drop off the list, causing much higher demand on some of the less stable ones. X and W have also dissapeared, leaving channel owners to run tons of clones and bots to keep their channel; which further causes an increased load on the servers. Undernet
's webpage has reported that new CService bots will appear soon, but are still reluctant to confirm a date.