gaforcesUnited We Stand, Divided We Fall
Santa Cruz, CA
QOS Blocking software/hardware test?
Mine is back to normal slow dsl now. I was having trouble getting my email earlier.
I hope they don't start blocking or slowing sites ...
Let them eat FIBER!
Was having problems since about 5AM EDT. Things cleared up around 45 minutes ago. (12PM EDT)
OpenDNS still had the issues but after switching to Google's public DNS it's been fine as of now.
Light Reading Article on the Outage
On the Light Reading site today:
AT&T U-verse Suffers Nationwide Outage
By Sarah Reedy, Light Reading - January 27, 2014
What third party web hosting service could break UVerse this way? Who does the third party answer to?
Typical non answers from att.
said by riturno:My testing at the time showed a routing issue to Akamai servers in the 22.214.171.124/13 block. Akamai is very widely used to distribute and optimize web site content, so an Akamai outage would affect a lot of "the Internet." Akamai also (effectively) returns different results to DNS queries based on one's geographic location. This is why changing to an alternative DNS resolver may have "fixed" the problem -- the affected Akamai servers were no longer being used. As for why the issue affected U-Verse in particular, it is likely Akamai and U-verse have an arrangement to locate servers nearer to customers to provide a faster experience. They are also "strategic partners" so AT&T may not want to name names.
What third party web hosting service could break UVerse this way?