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DNS Problems on Saturday Night?
Forgive me for not having more technical information about this issue. Beginning sometime around 4:00 PM MST on Saturday, I started seeing horrible slowness on my home Internet connection through Comcast, and I also noticed that I was seeing numerous timeouts on DNS lookups. At the same time, a friend of mine who also uses Comcast was seeing the same thing. Approximately a third of my DNS lookups were timing out. That alone would be fairly easily explainable. However, our DNS servers at work also were having a really bad time trying to resolve external addresses. One server uses a Sprint circuit and the other server uses a Time Warner Telecom circuit, but they both point to UltraDNS. This strange behavior continued until roughly 9:00 PM MST and then the DNS problems cleared up both at home and at work. I haven't seen anyone else mention it yet but was there some sort of fairly large DNS problem for a few hours on Saturday? I don't know enough about DNS to know what form that problem might take. At this point I'm assuming it was just one of those things but I'm curious to know if the problem was more widespread. Regards, John --