Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - Printable Version
+- iDevGames Forums (http://www.idevgames.com/forums)
+-- Forum: Community Zone (/forum-4.html)
+--- Forum: Assembly Room (/forum-13.html)
+--- Thread: Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? (/thread-2610.html)
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - Bjoernke - Jun 1, 2008 03:02 AM
I have a strange question, because it seems that since a month or so, random sites on the net have started to be very unreliable. my first guess was DNS problems of my provider, but most sites actually do return a name (others don't), when I query them. So most of the time it's "network timeout", other times it's "host not found".
I went to my aunt in america for 2 weeks, and there I had the same problems, some sites would stop to be reachable for half an hour or so, then reappear.
Sometimes friends in europe (per chat) report these sites working for them while they don't for me, some say they don't for them either. I have contacted my provider, and also have some traceroutes, but am myself incapable of interpreting them.
Does anyone have a clue what could be the problem here?
Sites that recently had this problem for me:
and unfortunately also:
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - Cochrane - Jun 1, 2008 07:02 AM
Hm, I can't say I've experienced any unusual amount of trouble that I can't ascribe to my ISP. You might be interested in http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ to test things like that.
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - maximile - Jun 1, 2008 07:14 AM
One thing that can cause localised problems is Akamai. I don't think Google or idg use them though. But I went through a period where sites would seemingly go down. I checked the activity window, and it was always a static resource on an Akamai server that had timed out. It's a weird problem until you realise it, because it means that big sites go down a lot more frequently than small ones.
That probably isn't the cause of your situation, but maybe in the activity window there's something that'll give you more info to help diagnose the problem. You might even want to try a packet sniffer or something.
Oh, and as I write this runrev.com is down for me.
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - AnotherJake - Jun 1, 2008 07:19 AM
Yes, in the last few months I've seen all kinds of sites be unavailable for a while, for no particular reason. Google is always available though. I'll see (or not see as it were) major sites like slashdot, reddit, digg, etc. not work for a little while.
That downforeveryoneorjustme site looks interesting. I'll have to try that next time.
BTW runrev is available right now for me. Just goes to show...
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - Bjoernke - Jun 2, 2008 08:04 AM
Ah, instead of bothering people on chats and forums, I can just use a website... Sooner or later people will start marrying domains.
Just got this from runrev (I know that all blank label comics where on that server center too):
Quote:The outage began Saturday May 31 at 10:55pm GMT, when electrical equipment at our web host's datacenter shorted out, creating a fire and explosion that knocked out three walls in their electrical equipment room. Fire department officials required all power to the facility to be cut until safety was assured. No one was injured in the incident, and no data was damaged or lost.
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - AndyKorth - Jun 2, 2008 08:15 AM
It's probably just submarines cutting the underwater interenet fiber optic cables. Nothing to worry about!
Is the end of Internet nigh, need i commence atonement? - Zwilnik - Jun 2, 2008 04:22 PM
Bjoernke Wrote:Ah, instead of bothering people on chats and forums, I can just use a website... Sooner or later people will start marrying domains.
that one made the Register over the weekend..