OT: What's up with the starship?

T. Bryan tbryan at python.net
Sun Oct 15 05:10:42 CEST 2006

Thomas Heller wrote:

> I cannot connect to starship.python.net: neither http, nor can I login
> interactively with ssl (and the host key seems to have changed as well).
> Does anyone know more?

starship.python.net was compromised.  It looked like a rootkit may have been
installed.  The volunteer admins are in the process of reinstalling the OS
and rebuilding the system.  That process will probably take a few days at


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