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Re: Exodus Down

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Sat Jun 23 21:19:25 2001

The number of registrars queried depends upon your whois implementation.

These various 'blah sucks' things in whois are old news.

My guess is that they're having some sort of network infrastructure
difficulty
(router, switch, load-balancer) or a disk farm outage or somesuch.

Occam's Razor.

Dee McKinney wrote:
> 
> This from the SuSE Linux mail list may help :-)
> 
> >>>>> Forwarded message from "Lewis E. Wolfgang" <wolfgang@nosc.mil>
> 
> Something is definitely rotten here.
> 
> Whois reports:
> 
>    Server Name: SLASHDOT.ORG.SUCKS.COMPARED.TO.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG
>    IP Address: 24.240.60.16
>    Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
>    Whois Server: whois.opensrs.net
>    Referral URL: http://www.opensrs.org
> 
>    Domain Name: SLASHDOT.ORG
>    Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
>    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
>    Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
>    Name Server: NS1.ANDOVER.NET
>    Name Server: NS2.ANDOVER.NET
>    Updated Date: 13-jun-2001
> 
> I've never seen whois report two registrars, especially one that says
> "SLASHDOT.ORG.SUCKS.COMPARED.TO.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG"
> 
> I also noticed that traceroutes to both slashdot and freshmeat went
> through 64.14.80.154, then stopped at that point.
> 
> I'd guess that some cracker broke something somewhere?  Maybe a
> DNS crack?  Maybe Andover went bankrupt and pulled the plug
> on us?  Maybe Micro$oft is behind this?
> 
> It sort of illustrates the hazards of having all the open-source
> eggs on one server farm....
> 
> Regards,
> Lew Wolfgang
> 
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, ZephyrQ wrote:
> 
> >
> >       I've been trying all day to get my /. fix, as well as
> > Freshmeat!
> >
> >       Did I miss an announcement?  Or is there something else going
> > on?
> >
> >

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