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Re: Al Jazeera DOSed or just lots of traffic
On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, james wrote: > : It was DDoSed even the nameservers routes were null due to the DDoS huge > : size. > > I noticed today that a traceroute to this host from my network exited > at 4 or 5 hops on west coast at a major providers network. Its common for popular web sites to locate their major servers topologically in the network away from their organization's geographic location. For example, the BBC (a UK organization) has web servers in New York City. So it doesn't surprise me to see Al Jezeera's web servers connected through New Jersey. Al Jazeera's main web site (126.96.36.199) is still very slow, but I can get to their english language web site on the same subnet (188.8.131.52). So its acting more like a overloaded web server than a DDOS. But I don't have any special insight into Al Jazeera's network.