Akamai DNS Problem Hits Major Search Engines

Jun 16, 2004 • 12:27 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google News & Finances

"Starting at around 8:30 am EDT (12:30 UTC), a number of sources started to report a widespread Akamai DNS issue. Large web sites, which use Akamai for its DNS service, did no longer resolve. Effected sites are Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Fedex, Xerox, Apple and likely many others.

Some effected domains have removed the Akamai DNS servers and are reachable again using their own DNS servers.

Typically, the domain itself (e.g. 'google.com') still resolves, but popular hostnames, like 'www.google.com' will not resolve. As a result, the web site is no longer reachable.

The effect appears to be world wide. Some of the Akamai servers do respond to pings, but do not respond to DNS queries."

I wasn't going to post this here but its covered at all the major SEM forums.

I would like to apologize for the less frequent updates here the past few days. I hacker from China has been attacking my local network affecting the Internet and productivity at my company. We have successfully installed and configured a Cisco PIX to block the hacker and everything seems to we working well now. I will be away for the remainder of the day at meetings.

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