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The failure of a DNS (domain name system) server at Comcast caused problems for some web surfers in the north east section of the US yesterday, making several websites, including Google, inaccessible.
The server failure caused connectivity problems for a 'few hours', said Jeanne Russo, a Comcast spokeswoman. By late yesterday, the broadband provider had rerouted traffic to other servers, she said.
An undetermined number of Google users who subscribe to Comcast's broadband service "experienced problems accessing Google and other services for a short period of time", a Google spokesman said via email.
Server failure makes Google unavailable [pcadvisor.co.uk]
WebmasterWorld members started seeing this early on in the day.
Server Failure Makes Google Unavailable
Shouldn't this read:
"Server failure at an ISP makes some websites unavailable for customers using that ISP (in a part of the USA)"?
The story sounds pretty dull put that way, doesn't it?
I thought WebmasterWorld was above sexing up the titles by putting "Google" and "unavailable" next to each other?
Come on, you can do better than this :-(
Shouldn't this read:
Thanks for that comment webdoctor. I have to admit I had a similar thought when I saw the headline on WebmasterWorld's home page, and felt my heart sink just a little.
I guess the misimpression is rescued somewhat for those who read as far as the sub-head:
"The failure of a DNS (domain name system) server at Comcast caused problems for some web surfers in the north east section of the US yesterday, making several websites, including Google, inaccessible."
And I guess the subject line of the thread did come straight from the linked-to article...
Still, with all that said, it certainly did catch my eye. ;)
In any case I forgot to bypass the comcast dns system anyway on that account and use my own. In my opinion Comcast (notto mention Verizon, GTE & ATT) haven't quite got the stability down for large scale dns yet. Although for what they charge here it should be routed with gold plated cat 5 connectors.