Early in the week of November 6th the server for the VT SuperDARN group was taken off-line due to a security breach. The website was down for several days. The VT servers along with the website were restored on November 9th minus the sftp server for davitpy users. Kevin made this announcement via the various group emailing lists:

'We have had to disable the sftp server for davitpy for the time being. It is possible there will be service interruptions in the future, but hopefully these will be minimal. It may take a day or so for all of the downloads and plot generation to catch up, so please be patient.

If there is anything aside form the davitpy sftp server that is not functioning properly, please let me know.'