DNS Outage/Slow – August 07, 2010

2010/08/07, 10:55AM: The company we use for DNS services is having some issues this morning and some queries are not being answered, and some are being redirected to our European servers, and causing various delays. If you host DNS with Lime Daley, you might see some flakiness in accessing services on your domain.

Incoming mail should not be lost, as the senders' servers will retry automatically.  And we've opened a support ticket with our upstream providers to make sure they know about the issue.

We'll keep you updated as we find out more.

2010/08/07, 3PM:  Fortunately, all it took was for us to post about it to fix it, as it has been stable since 10:46AM.  I should have posted sooner.  The company who runs our DNS servers, had a distributed denial of service attack on their servers, all based out of China, and the traffic reached 50Gbps, which is a pretty impressive number.  They are working on a solution to try to avoid this in the future.

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I noticed a little intermittency, but wasn't sure whether it was on our side or yours. Not bad though. Thanks for working on it.

Posted by Linda on August 7, 2010, 2:34 pm