[LINK] DNS outage?

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jul 29 09:19:44 AEST 2009

At 08:58 AM 29/07/2009, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>"The Internet can't be broken" is an oversimplification that doesn't
>tell you whether a tail is breakable, or a particular ISP, or a
>submarine cable, or (etc).

I went back to the link that started this discussion, what, 2 days 
ago?, and did another traceroute just now. It still ends up at 
Telstra Brisbane. Does that mean that domain is still blocked? After 
2 days? Oh, wait, it's Telstra. Small beer compared to the guy 
outside Melbourne who moved down the road and can't get a landline, 
so they gave him a malfunctioning satphone alternative. He figures 
he's lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business. It was 
comical on Today Tonight, watching the reporter ring the number and 
get some sort of Vietnamese 'can't connect' message. This has been 
going on since March and the install date keeps getting moved back. 
Now they are telling him September. The guy is at risk of losing a 30 
year business, all because of Telstra's inability to provide service.

So, the 2 day delay in a domain server link is a grain of sand in the 
Telstra sphere. Of course, that is assuming the Telstra point in 
Brisbane is the culprit.


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