One Linux site hit by a hack a month ago has come back online, but the main Linux.com remains offline.
Last month, a hacking attack targeting the kernel and user passwords lead to a trio of Linux sites - kernel.org, linux.org and linuxfoundation.org - being taken offline to fix the flaw.
The kernel.org site acknowledged the attack in a statement on the now-recovered main page, saying it used the downtime to rebuild the site.
"Because of this, we have taken the time to rearchitect the site in order to improve our systems for developers and users of kernel.org," the statement read.
"Right now, www.kernel.org and git.kernel.org have been brought back online," it said. "All developer git trees have been removed from git.kernel.org and will be added back as the relevant developers regain access to the system.
"Thanks to all for your patience and understanding during our outage and please bear with us as we bring up the different kernel.org systems over the next few weeks."
The site promised a full report on the incident "in the future". The main Linux.org site remained offline, with a message promising "we are returning soon".
Paul Ducklin, a security researcher with Sophos, wondered whether the "extended recovery time" was a good move or a "negative result".
"Clearly, the kernel chaps have refused to rush their comeback. That's good," he wrote in a post on the Sophos blog. "But with many weeks already past, and some weeks still to go for a full recovery, you'd be forgiven for asking, 'Where's the legendary malware resilience in Linux itself?'"
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk