Reply to post: Re: Can someone explain...

GitHub wobbles under DDOS attack

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: Can someone explain...

There are some pretty big projects on GitHub. I know some open source projects on there that are pretty valuable to some people. I think people attack because they can and, well, it's rails so it will fail.

The value of DVCS is that even if the canonical repo like GitHub goes down, it's pretty painless to setup a new one based on a local repo. Project data like the bug reports are less resilient.

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