This is what I pasted directly from Mark Solomon's personal web site. He is the man behind packing.org
Packing.org Server Crashed, in ICU, but Recovering!
April 13, 2007 â€" The packing.org server (two years old) crashed Saturday, April 8, 2007. I've been working with my hosting company since then, even with my ultra-limited schedule, to restore the site. The main filesystem took almost a full day to perform file system checks (using the fsck command) and frequently resulted in seg-faults, which ate much time). Even after getting the system bootable again, the file system was in very bad shape. Fortunately, I kept good daily backups,
We finally got a new server provisioned last night (Late Thursday, April 12, 2007), and I started to configure it. I have more obligations this morning (Friday) but should be able to have a couple/few hours to work on the server this afternoon/evening, and hope to finish by then. My hope is that the new server is strong enough to handle packing.org's demand, which I hope still exists.
Very glad to see that it's back up!