Line2 Goes Down

By  |  Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:02 am

Weird: Line 2, which I wrote enthusiastically about earlier today, is now suffering a denial-of-service attack (chronicled on parent company Toktumi’s Twitter feed). The app is currently missing from the iPhone App Store, which gave me a scare: There are multiple other examples of programs you’d think Apple might have a problem with hitting the store, attracting attention, and then getting yanked by Apple. (Here’s one.) But Toktumi founder Peter Sisson told me that the company pulled the app itself so that new users wouldn’t start off with a bad experience during the attack.

As I write this, the attack has been going on for at least six hours. I’m still looking forward to trying Line2 once it’s back.

 
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  1. Toktumi Says:

    Yes, just to confirm we did pull Line2 from the App Store until the DNS attack is completely defeated. The last thing we want is to provide a bad user experience so we have chosen to pull the app until we know everything is working normal. We will provide more details on the DNS attack once we track down the perpetrators.

  2. west Says:

    Who would benefit most by the DNS attack on Toktumi? AT&T, Skype, iCall, Google voice? How about Cellphone industry association? They could’ve paid some hackers to initiate the DNS attack.

  3. Neil Says:

    That was my thought exactly as I read this.

  4. west Says:

    Skype for iPhone already does most of what line2 does for less than half the price. Line2 is over priced at $15 per month. I’m interested in sign up for Line2 only if Toktumi lower their price.

  5. Mark Says:

    I cant wait for this to go back up, I have two phones right now a personal and business. I would love to have this for my business line, save the business money and space in my pocket. I think 15 is a fine amount for this service, if it keeps them profitable, improving their product so I have a better experience then I’m all for it.

  6. Marc Says:

    So what happens to calls to your “Line2″ during these DNS attacks?

    Whether you consider $15 / month to be a good deal, fair, or overpriced, the real issue brought about by this is that of reliability… If it is not reliable, forget it.

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