writes "I live in an apartment, and I've recently become enamored with the idea of turning my Linux server into a burglar alarm. The goal would be to provide the same features of a professional burglar alarm (motion detection, keypad de-activation and activation, and a loud alarm) plus some extra features that's easy for an internet connected computer such as paging alerts. Has anyone found hardware that can be fairly easily interfaced with Linux, as well as an open-source project that drives the alarm?"
writes "Xname.org, a popular provider of free DNS hosting has been taken offline do to a distributed denial of service attack. Their website now reads:
Anyone relying soley on Xname.org for DNS hosting should probbably change their domain records to point elsewhere."
XName is temporarily closed since 08:00PM CEST yesterday evening. We were experiencing the largest DDoS we ever had on both ns0 and ns1 IP addresses, forcing our upstream providers to cut off XName servers in order to preserve their other customers.
We're working hard in order to have at least one DNS server answering ASAP, and we already negociated with a premium transit provider to host one of our DNS servers shortly.