FTWR Tracker Shuts Down

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 11/29/2009 | | 8 Comments »

Today’s been a pretty bad day for private torrent trackers with ScT deciding to shut down and CaratNetworks getting DDOS’d – here’s more bad news. Just hours after SceneTorrents (ScT) decided to close down, FTWR (aka ‘The Rabbit’), another veteran general torrent site known for its tight knit, closed community too has shut down probably for ever. FTWR’s elusive homepage (which not many know of) now states ‘The Rabbit Is Dead. Long Live The Rabbit’. Unlike in ScT’s case, we can safely rule out any anti piracy involvement as the cause of downtime seem to be a massive hard drive failure. A current screenshot of FTWR’s homepage can be seen below:

FTWR

FTWR’s IRC channel now has the following topic:

'The Rabbit has died - massive hard drive failure. May he rest in peace. watch out for the phoenix.

We’re not quite sure what the phoenix reference is all about. Perhaps that means the the site may return in the future or it may be resurrected in the form of a spinoff, etc. We have so far not been able to confirm anything and for the moment, FTWR remains down, with no ETA.
EDIT: Something that was posted on FST:

Yes, the Phoenix is reborn from it's ashes in mythology. No, FTWR is not going to be "reborn". We lost all our database. The latest backup we have is from December 2008. The staff had three options:
1. Close the site.
2. Start from the 1-year old backup.
3. Start from scratch with the code.
The owners of the site decided to go with #1.


8 Comments

  1. Wither Slick // 11/29/2009 06:20:00 AM  

    1st

    Holy shit. 2 trackers in one day. there dropping like fly's!

    I dont even know whats next...

  2. Rodrigo // 11/29/2009 06:48:00 AM  

    jesus hahaha

  3. scott // 11/29/2009 06:52:00 AM  

    The latest backup was a year ago? Seriously?

  4. zoomby // 11/29/2009 08:54:00 AM  

    Well Backup thing look stingy 2 me.

    More over Most server has atleast Raid 1 setup. 2 HDD failing at once? Probability = 0.0.0.0.0

    Any Way Rip ftwr. U gave me some true frns.

  5. sirofallsirs // 11/29/2009 11:05:00 AM  

    bastard just had to use the cheaper Chinese hard drive!

  6. Altair1911 // 11/29/2009 01:41:00 PM  

    ‘The Rabbit Is Dead' is now removed from the site .... Its only

    "Long Live The Rabbit"

  7. Ricardo // 11/29/2009 09:53:00 PM  

    Lord, no!

  8. r0ckmetalcp // 4/08/2010 02:20:00 AM  

    It now says there is a countdown to something, here check it out: www.ftwr.in