Over the last three days DALnet has been maliciously attacked by "packet-kiddies." Not an uncommon event, however, it may now mean the end of DALnet. Frink, the owner of dalnet's twisted server has decided to de-link from DALnet.
Frink told IRCNews, "[over the] past two years I have operated twisted.dal.net, the largest irc clientserver..., having held 58391 users...[and because of] differences of opinion with...DALnet administration, I have decided to discontinue my link to DALnet"
DALnet has been viewed by many long time IRCers as the worse network in existence (mainly because of their chan/nick/memoserv) and many have wished for its ruin. It appears Santa is visiting them this year.