It appears that one of the largest eDonkey2000 communities is no more. Often occupied by over 1 million eDoney2000 users spread over several servers, Razorback is often regarded as the very lifeblood of this network. This morning, users of this server network found their community offline.
At this time, details are extremely scarce. However it is being reported the Federal Belgian Police have raided and seized Razorback’s servers. In addition, it is suspected the administrator of Razorback is currently in custody.
Razorback was an eDonkey2000 indexing server - very different in nature from an indexing site such as ShareReactor. Unlike indexing sites, Razorback’s index was only available through an eDonkey2000 client such as eMule. While it does not host any actual files or multimedia material, it does index the location of such files on the eDonkey2000 network. The legality of such indexing remains questionable, however this has not deterred copyright enforcement actions.