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July 29, 2013

Breaking: GitHub Back Up After Today’s DDoS Attack

GitHub was essentially down for about an hour today, starting at around 11 am Eastern (1500 UTC) due to a reported DDoS attack. From their status page:

15:05 UTC We’re currently experiencing a large DDoS attack. The site is experiencing major packet loss and is mostly unavailable. We’re working to further mitigate the attack.

16:10 UTC We’ve mitigated the DDoS attack and the site should responding normally. We’re still investigating the cause of the small increase in exceptions when accessing the GitHub API.
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July 17, 2013

Hey Network Solutions, New Rule: Use Social During an Outage

Network Solutions is in trouble today. Rumor has it DNS issues are the root cause, but it’s unclear. What is clear is if your site is hosted by NetSol it is unreachable.

If you dig really hard you can get links to their blog which might offer more detail. But… it’s unreachable (duh).

I picture NetSol personnel happily posting critical updates to a blog only they can reach.

New Rule: If your servers/dns/routers/network is experiencing problems, use your Twitter and Facebook accounts to communicate with customers. Don’t want your dirty laundry messing up your marketing? Set up Twitter/FB Support accounts.

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July 17, 2013

Breaking: Network Solutions DNS, Domain Hosting Issues

Reports are widespread that Network Solutions DNS server issues and website hosting issues are leaving many of their customers sites unreachable.

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July 10, 2013

Google Apps Status Sorta Takes Responsibility for Today’s Outage

From the Apps Status Dashboard:

7/10/13 10:40 AM

The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

The affected users were located in West Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska & Georgia

Same message repeated for basically all services.

It’s a little vague and incomplete. Was it Comcast (other services were also down and they ALL came [...]

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