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The UK’s Internet partially broken

March 4th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

For the last few hours especially, a lot of people in the UK have said and complained about the fact that some Internet sites won’t load up on their computers when some do. I know how they feel, the same happened to me, so much so is that I’m on a Remote Desktop connection to Patrick Elliott’s server in West United States so that I can then use Internet Explorer on that to get to MSBLOG. I’ve checked with my ISP and here’s the official word.

“Our engineers have identified that the issue with DNS lookups is external to our network, and there are reports from other ISPs in the UK of similar issues occurring. We believe that this is down to DNS Propagation issues elsewhere on the internet. As such this isn’t something that we can resolve internally, though we will post a further update once more information is available.”

It’s not meant to affect a lot of people in the UK, but from what I’ve seen, it definitely affects a lot of my contact list, which are 600 people at least including myself. Let’s hope it gets fixed soon… I don’t have any access to Google!

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4 Responses

  1. Patrick Elliott [MVP] Says:

    LOL! Thats too funny Zack — is Dean seeing the same thing? Oh and I’m on the east coast not west coast — just right across the Atlantic from you south of Washington, DC — makes it sound so close ha ha I think its more like 6000 miles or so 😛

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    LOL – so far I’ve found about 600 people as I said, but even then it’s intermittent… seeing as I can access this now 🙂

  3. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    I havnt really noticed any different to be honest. Either I missed the situation or i was luckly 🙂

  4. Zack Whittaker Says:

    I think it’s passed now, but I really don’t know the extent of the situation. Someone who lives down the road from me had absolutely no effect whatsoever, so it does seem to be relatively isolated, thank god!