I have been planning for a long time to replace our creaky Red Hat 6.1 server and all of its nasty, crusty apps. I had even gotten so far as to set up a testbed server running Debian 3.0 and try out replacement SMTP, FTP, etc. apps and had the testbed acting as primary mail exchanger for all our domains (with SpamAssassin! Woohoo!).
Then a few days ago somebody bothered to 0Wn the ancient SSH on our box, set up a rootkit, and start launching attacks on other servers :-(
I couldn't just take it down, so I cleaned up what I could, ordered a new server, and I've been scrambling ever since to switch over. The past three days have involved fighting with the clueless monstrosity that is Wontwork Obstructions, just to get my DNS host IP updated. I think I finally got control over my records by faxing in a request to switch away from PGP authentication (which almost never worked). Yay, I'm so secure now. This was one of the few domains still in their slimy claws, mostly because it was already paid up through 2005. Hell with that, the registrar transfer is now in progress.