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Major Web Host Down?
NA | 01/07/2005 | Martin at Blogbat

Posted on 01/07/2005 8:05:04 PM PST by blogbat

Hosting Matters, the webhost for Little Green Footballs, Wizbang! and others including blogbat’s future home has been down for an unspecified period of time and just recently started seeing a return of some of its sites to the web.

Hosting Matters’ own home page was also currenly down for a time. No announcements of mantainemnce or news of serious weather in the area have been reported in local news or made available to its users. It instead simply appears to be an unplanned event.

Hosting Matters maintains its web servers in Jacksonville, FL USA. An e-mail has been sent to HM to find out why the servers went offline. I’m currently awaiting a response or announcement. The hosts main page has now returned to the web, along with Wizbang!, but Little Green Footballs and others have not yet returned.


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; Technical; US: Florida; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: hostingmatters; littlegreenfootballs; thehorrorthehorror; wizbang
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1 posted on 01/07/2005 8:05:05 PM PST by blogbat
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To: blogbat

LGF was still up about an hour ago, so it must have just happened.


2 posted on 01/07/2005 8:11:33 PM PST by KJC1 (Richard Gere: American Gerbilo)
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To: blogbat

I've no idea of where their host location is...

BUT, if it helps, I do know that Verizon has some outages. I've been having trouble all day and ran several trace routes that all resolved to verizon areas with outages (more than one location).

If that lends any insight, great!


3 posted on 01/07/2005 8:15:02 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: blogbat

http://www.internetpulse.net/
is reporting the Cogent-ATT connection as "flatline".

Related? Who knows.


4 posted on 01/07/2005 8:19:07 PM PST by Boundless
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To: Boundless
Hardware guys are out partying :p
5 posted on 01/07/2005 8:22:02 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat

Skynet???


6 posted on 01/07/2005 8:27:01 PM PST by qam1 (Anyone who was born in New Jersey should not be allowed to drive at night or on hills.)
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To: blogbat

No doubt that the man behind this is George Bush.

;-)


7 posted on 01/07/2005 8:27:52 PM PST by fastattacksailor (The US without the UN is like not having your mother-in-law with you on your honeymoon)
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To: KJC1
 
 

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Router: iits0342.inlink.com (209.135.142.42)
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8 posted on 01/07/2005 8:29:25 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberals are good examples of why some animals eat their young.)
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To: fastattacksailor
Yes, the source of all evil in the world. Hey, if he can cause tsunamis to kill hundreds of thousands in Asia, he could also be a hacker. Amazing the man is can be both a complete and utter buffoon and godlike all at the same time lol.

Of course you know...maybe Charles at LGF didn't accept an offer to advertise for No Child Left Behind :p
9 posted on 01/07/2005 8:30:49 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: b4its2late
It's beginning to look like the AOL corporate network :p
10 posted on 01/07/2005 8:33:07 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat
It must be a slow day, I read your profile and tried to read your blot, but could not connect....
11 posted on 01/07/2005 8:36:45 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberals are good examples of why some animals eat their young.)
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To: blogbat

Something is going on -- 11:36 pm est, I just tried lgf, InstaPundit, powerline, Malkin -- just to name a few and none are working.


12 posted on 01/07/2005 8:37:24 PM PST by Elkiejg (A proud patriot of "stingy" America - God Bless our Troops)
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To: b4its2late
Its okay, blogbat.us is new future blog, so you wouldn't have seen anything but a flash dealibop telling you to go to my present digs (xanga.com/blogbat). ;)
13 posted on 01/07/2005 8:41:36 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: Elkiejg
Take out one host and kill all the bloggers. If only Dan Rather had been tech-savvy. Well, we know who's the popular webhost these days, n'est ce pas?
14 posted on 01/07/2005 8:43:52 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: Elkiejg

same thing here...seems to be a coordinated attack

Too much of an coincidence...can't get malkin, captains quarters, powerlineblog, instapundit, little green footballs...


15 posted on 01/07/2005 8:45:18 PM PST by kokonut
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To: kokonut
Not necessarily. Since all the stratus-blogosphere eggs are pretty much in one basket, such things can happen. It may be something nefarious, but it also just might be a technical hiccup.

I think maybe some bloggers should make the sacrifice and pick a different host so we won't all be taken out by a hacker attacking our host. Of course, I'm not moving. :p

HM is the be$t deal in town for a blogger -and it's extremely Movable Type friendly.

Btw. my business host (XO) which is also based in FL is doing fine.
16 posted on 01/07/2005 8:53:29 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat

"not necessarily"...and yet on the eve of the CBS memo investigation? Retribution in kind?


17 posted on 01/07/2005 9:01:03 PM PST by kokonut
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To: blogbat
I've been having problems with Comcast for a few days, now. I figured that there was a problem with their DNS server, but it could also possibly be a backbone problem somewhere in the US. For three nights now I've had problems getting to sites like Yahoo! and Slashdot for an hour at a time.
19 posted on 01/07/2005 9:38:29 PM PST by Windcatcher
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To: Elkiejg

looks like there was a major dip around 1500


20 posted on 01/07/2005 9:40:11 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TheForceOfOne

21 posted on 01/07/2005 9:42:04 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: itsmyboy
try typing in the ip address and see if you get a different response.
22 posted on 01/07/2005 9:46:30 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: itsmyboy

Ok..how many pro-democrat blog sites that are down that are in the same, uh, league as the pro-republican/conservative blog sites?


23 posted on 01/07/2005 9:50:22 PM PST by kokonut
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To: TheForceOfOne

I think it's a new virus spreading out over the net. Parts of DC were hit with some sort of virus that knocked out internet access earlier today. Our internet access went out at about 3pm and got restored about 30 minutes later. Must be moving coast-to-coast. Too bad I really wanted to read www.ejectejecteject.com tonight.


24 posted on 01/07/2005 9:51:59 PM PST by CoreProse
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To: itsmyboy

"Michelle Malkin, VCT-American Patrol Links, VDare, and American Patrol are down now. I get error 404 or 'this page cannot be displayed', 'contact webmaster', 'website has either expired or spelling is wrong', etc. I dont think this is just a coincidence since they all deal with illegal immigration. These websites all seem to go at the same time."

If that were true, Free Republic would be down. I never checked who American Patrol VDare's hosts are, but I bet it's HM.


25 posted on 01/07/2005 9:55:57 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: CoreProse
"I think it's a new virus spreading out over the net. Parts of DC were hit with some sort of virus that knocked out internet access earlier today. Our internet access went out at about 3pm and got restored about 30 minutes later. Must be moving coast-to-coast. Too bad I really wanted to read www.ejectejecteject.com tonight."

Gotta love the IIS servers that are on the net!

26 posted on 01/07/2005 9:58:55 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Windcatcher
My comcast visitors at my xanga site haven't dropped off any, but if you have frequent problems with your DNS server, try the one's at ev1.net. They belong to a Houston-based ISP and are very reliable. 207.218.192.38, 207.218.192.39. This is a dialup ISP.

Another bonus to this is if you're worried about folks spoofing your DNS servers as a broadband user (and aren't technical) this is the easiest path to take you out of the top percent of such victims.
27 posted on 01/07/2005 9:59:47 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: CoreProse

try using the ip address or ping it.


28 posted on 01/07/2005 10:02:39 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: kokonut
"Ok..how many pro-democrat blog sites that are down that are in the same, uh, league as the pro-republican/conservative blog sites?"

Wonkette is up, but she is registered with Network Solutions (gag)and it's not squeaking.
29 posted on 01/07/2005 10:03:46 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat
"If that were true, Free Republic would be down."

FR runs on Apache, and most likely a Unix or Linux server. Not much worrying about viri and worms for FR.

30 posted on 01/07/2005 10:04:43 PM PST by KoRn
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To: blogbat
muahaha

My blog is still up

An Amercian Expat in Southeast Asia

31 posted on 01/07/2005 10:06:39 PM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: CoreProse

also try Google's cache of www.ejectejecteject.com


32 posted on 01/07/2005 10:06:48 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: blogbat

It's a large-scale DDOS attack on Hosting Matters :

We have confirmed that the tonight's trouble is being caused by a DDOS attack. We are working as fast as possible to get things back up. We will post more information as we have it.

A lot of political blogs host with them so they must have their hands full.


33 posted on 01/07/2005 10:13:00 PM PST by Trippin
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To: KoRn

"FR runs on Apache, and most likely a Unix or Linux server. Not much worrying about viri and worms for FR."

That's good. (But-monkey) Hosting Matters is all Linux, as well.


34 posted on 01/07/2005 10:16:36 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: Trippin
"It's a large-scale DDOS attack on Hosting Matters"

What information indicates that?
35 posted on 01/07/2005 10:18:52 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat

Linux doesn't stop an overwhelming Denial Of Service attack, if that's the case.


36 posted on 01/07/2005 10:19:23 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
Yes, I was just pointing out what HM had. The same would go for FR and it hasn't happened, ergo my doubt about a political conspiracy afoot.
38 posted on 01/07/2005 10:26:08 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat
UPDATE: The main Hosting Matters site is down again. ditto Wizbang!.
40 posted on 01/07/2005 10:35:26 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: itsmyboy
Helloooo..... It was posted on their (Hosting Matters) own emergency support forum. But what do they know.
41 posted on 01/07/2005 10:36:29 PM PST by Trippin
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To: Trippin
I couldn't get into the forum earlier. I'm glad to know it's there. Thanks for the info.
43 posted on 01/07/2005 10:49:05 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat

I'm pretty sure (given the large scope of the attack) that this is not an attack on specific sites but an attack on one of their border routers. Some sites may be up, depending on which server your site is located on, and whether or not that server is located behind a border router affected by this attack. Also, depending on network configuration and the number of upstream providers they have, some people may still be able to access your site depending on the route they take from their PC to your web site.


44 posted on 01/07/2005 10:56:08 PM PST by Trippin
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To: blogbat

By the way, here is the address of the emergency support forum :

http://www.hmdnsgroup.net/forums/

It's located on a different network so not affected by this.


45 posted on 01/07/2005 11:00:22 PM PST by Trippin
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To: Trippin
Thanks for the link, Trippin. It would be tasty to examine one of the zombies seemingly involved with this.
46 posted on 01/07/2005 11:09:38 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: All
UPDATES

I posted a summary of the excitement at my xanga blog:

www.xanga.com/blogbat


Since I posted to that, two new updates came from HM. The first one indicated they might have a handle on it, but the latest post there at about 2:11 am CST says "not quite so fast..."

http://www.hmdnsgroup.net/forums/showthread.php?s=6b8dd18329ab9bc0ae98362fd1abbbff&threadid=11041

So the fun continues.
47 posted on 01/08/2005 12:36:26 AM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: blogbat

I just checked some sites - PowerLine, InstaPundit, lgf, Malkin -- they're all still down. 4:05 am est.


48 posted on 01/08/2005 1:06:01 AM PST by Elkiejg (A proud patriot of "stingy" America - God Bless our Troops)
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To: Elkiejg

I've been checking a few blog links from my bookmarks and from hughhewitt.com's links. These are the ones that are unavailable as of 0311 Arizona/Pacific time:

http://www.buzzmachine.com/

http://www.calpundit.com/

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

http://www.command-post.org/

http://www.conservativecrust.com/

http://www.ejectejecteject.com/

http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com/

http://www.instapundit.com/

http://www.mudvillegazette.com/

http://www.powerlineblog.com/

http://www.scsuscholars.com/

http://www.sgthook.com/

http://www.shotinthedark.info/

http://thevaticanofliberalism.com/

http://www.yalediva.com/


49 posted on 01/08/2005 2:11:24 AM PST by Tarantulas
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To: Tarantulas
It's back! It's Aliiiiiive! It Breeeeathes. Okay, it's bedtime.

Congratulations to Hosting Matters and their hardworking team for fighting off the flies.


Nite All
50 posted on 01/08/2005 2:41:36 AM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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