May 2, 2006

That Was Helpful

Not

Live Journal has been down off and on -- mostly off -- since late this afternoon. The status page, on its special separate server, is also down. Even six apart's website has been down, along with the movable type website at intervals. You think they'd have some redundancy, no?

Update: apparently, they're suffering from a DNS attack:

Since approximately 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, Six Apart has been the victim of a sophisticated distributed denial of service attack. This has affected all of Six Apart's sites, causing intermittent and limited availability for TypePad, LiveJournal, sixapart.com, movabletype.org and movabletype.com. Our network operations staff is working around the clock with our Internet access providers to resolve the issue. We appreciate your patience and support, and will provide updates as we have them.

Wonder if it's the same Saudi based ones from last week's Hosting Matters attack?

Posted by Ithildin at May 2, 2006 10:15 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE