Chris Haily has asked that the following be posted here:
The ASSTR server is indeed alive, but the host name is not resolving
to the IP address. Why, I'm not sure, but it is definitely the case.
The IP address is 188.8.131.52. In my experience, if I just put this
IP in my browser, I get a 403 error. However, if I add the IP address
to my hosts file, BAM. Access.
This isn't all that helpful for people who are unaware of the magic
trick, but it does work, for those of you who might want to try it.
The windows hosts file is at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts,
Linux is /etc/hosts, I don't know about mac or how to do this on
phones at this point, but open the hosts file in a text editor and add
And you will be able to access ASSTR again. You will most likely get a
security warning because the certificate is out of date, but there's
no harm in clearing that and proceeding to the site.
Those of you who are interested, you can also FTP into the site using
this IP address.
Qualified immuninity = vertual impunity.
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