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Demonoid Trackers Back Up, But Site Still Down

Demonoid Trackers Back Up, But Site Still Down

Is Demonoid slowly returning to business as usual?

Many of you, myself included, have been following the whole Demonoid, a popular BitTorrent tracker site, affair very closely. Well, I’m pleased to report that the site seems to be slowly reappearing as we speak.

I reported before that the CRIA was allegedly to blame for the recent shutdown, that somehow it had presumably pressured Demonoid’s ISP to stop hosting the site. It now seems that this wasn’t the case after all, that it was far more mundane server concerns to blame.

The reason for this is that the trackers run on the same IP address, thereby meaning that issues and events other than a successful ISP intimidation campaign by the CRIAA are the most likely reason for the site’s downtime.

I got an e-mail a while back that seemed to clarify what had happened, but since I was unable to verify the source I had to take it at face value. It may now be legit after all.

It reads:

No, Demonoid is NOT being shut down by the CRIA, or anyone else.
That is pure FOD.
It suffered major server failures, and is currently being rebuilt.

It seems he may just be right after all. Either way, the lack of a definitive status report by Deimos, the founder and head admin of Demonoid, has made for an exasperating week for members of the BitTorrent community who have come to rely heavily on the world’s second largest BitTorrent tracker site.

The good news though is that with hardware issues now being the likely culprit for the site’s downtime, it may just be a matter of days before Demonoid’s brought back up to snuff.

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
technolust
technolust

This is what I get from Demonoid today. (From within Canada) We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA they were threatening with legal action and We need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this. If you reside in Canada that is the reason you are being redirected to this message. Thanks for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience.

meyou123
meyou123

Well isn't that interesting.....then WHY does the cover story seem to disagree that they have been shut down by the CRIA? Only one story is the correct one.

Mashed Mellow
Mashed Mellow

yeah got this message: The latest changes to the site are giving us some problems - We'll be back soon. I in canada so maybe they are not blocking us?

tafunda
tafunda

I hope its not closed down... demonoid tracker has lots of seeds i need!!

meyou123
meyou123

Ummm...hate to tell everyone but the demoniod site is BACK UP..... for Americans at least. It seems they are only blocking Canadian traffic.....id THIS what the net is comming to? Only blocking traffic from places where legal threats originate? If that is what it is coming to then say goodbye to the net as we know it!

Spyder810
Spyder810

I'm getting the same message as Mashed Mellow but I'm in the US. Hope it comes back up soon.

MCPv2.0
MCPv2.0

I give the ambiguous Deimos major props. His silence is only stirring up speculation and attention to Demonoid although in some cases that might not be such a great thing either. In addition it all seems to stem from the fact he's merely up to his arms in hardware bullocks and not legal. Sometimes one persons silence and a mass collective imagination can brew up a helluva storm as the past few days have proved. But I digress before I put everyone to sleep; can't WAIT for Demonoid to return in full!

meyou123
meyou123

"Sometimes one persons silence and a mass collective imagination can brew up a helluva storm as the past few days have proved." Well if he COULD have just said something before now WHY didn't he say something? You have all these apparently false reports of them being shut down by the CRIA and he might have stopped all that nonsense! That was stupid in itself....letting people go on and on and not say anything. I don't think you can blame a "collective" imagination when reports of the sites demise by the CRIA are being spread across the net. What really gets me is it all could have been PREVENTED....so it begs the question...WHY WASN'T IT?

ejonesss
ejonesss

slyck users to Deimos suggestion:may be good idea to install redundant backup and stagger the installing of the backups do as to reduce the chance of all servers going down at once to normal use then install a failure alarm so when 1 goes down you know it and can replace it before the other dies. lets say a server life is 3 years the first year you install the main server then on year 2 you install level 1 redundancy by year 2.9 you install level 3 redundancy so by the time year 3 comes around server 1 fails but backup 2 has 2 years left and server 3 has 3 years left. also if the servers are in an earthquake region you may want to have them mounted on springs or something to prevent damage to minor earthquakes. get hard drives that can shut down if they detect movement like some laptops and ipods do

ejonesss
ejonesss

site is up and the cria was envolved too Newspost - Sep/30/2007 Downtime We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this. Thanks for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience.



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