Despite a series of skirmishes with AOL -- Inside-AOL leaked pre-release copies of every version of the AOL software released during its existence, and largely pushed AOL security figurehead Tatiana Gau out of the public eye for several years -- the site enjoyed popularity and acceptance by the tech media, often scooping larger news sites.
Steered by Adrian Lamo until its ultimate demise in 2001, Inside-AOL was the brewing ground for Lamo's full-disclosure mentality. Turning the concept of zero day attack compromise on its head, Lamo aggressively forced AOL to address and admit emerging threats as soon as he became aware of them.
Lamo ceased to maintain Inside-AOL around the turn of the century. The last post made to the site was a quote by Ernesto "Che" Guevara, reading "Silence is argument continued by other means."
While the domain is no longer under the control of the original owners, the content is mirrored in various internet archives.