Originally posted by Gizmo:
recent? Its been like 8 months now... PLUS wtf are they talking about, WAREZ has NOTHING to do with them getting DDoSed... Their getting DDoSed because of their admins being complete pricks to their ex server admins and their users...
Gizmo, sinetific didn't say that they are stopping warez cause they think that will stop the DoS'ing. He said that their reasons are due to availability of resources. If they end file sharing, that frees dalnet of a lot of resources so that they'd be more able to withstand DoS attacks. Not to mention that the network will have far fewer users since there'll be no file sharing, and that also will free up resources. Also, an indirect benefit would be that their network becomes less popular, and therefor less of a target for DoS attacks.
Also, if you read the statement, they did not say that they are stopping file transfers cause of DoS attacks. In reality, they just want their network to be used for chatting purposes - not file sharing purposes. So where did this quote come from:
"Because of recent DoS attacks against the server Dalnet IRC network is ending all file sharing channels on its network"