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Old 11-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Did anyone happen to experience the oddity of google.com not being able to be resolved at about 4:15pm (eastern US) this afternoon???

It was very, very strange!

I was working and couldn't get a response and when I closed my browser and then reopened it and tried to access gmail, it didn't resolve and then google.com would not resolve either...

I actually did a cold boot thinking it was some oddity on my end but for about a half hour, no google, no gmail and my mail.com account which uses google-analytics was really slow--I think they must have it coded to wait for a valid response for a period of time and when that's not received, the mail software continues.

Given that I'm losing my Google job on 11/18 (Google only allows its temp/contract workers 2 years and then you can't work for them anymore...so much for "don't do evil"), I'm madly trying to work as many hours as I can before next tuesday so having google.com and gmail not resolve was anxiety inducing...

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PS...the forum url wouldn't resolve during this time frame either...
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I actually did a cold boot thinking it was some oddity on my end but for about a half hour, no google, no gmail and my mail.com account which uses google-analytics was really slow--I think they must have it coded to wait for a valid response for a period of time and when that's not received, the mail software continues.

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PS...the forum url wouldn't resolve during this time frame either...
That sounds like it actually may have been a network problem - some node between you and the target servers, or a DNS server being down. Did you try a traceroute?

   
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marjolein: That sounds like it actually may have been a network problem - some node between you and the target servers, or a DNS server being down.
That's what I think it probably was but I figured I'd see if anyone experienced it because it was so very odd...


>>Did you try a traceroute?

Nah...because I could get to other sites like mail.com and my email groups at yahoo, I figued it wasn't just me and I also figured it woudn't last very long--well...I hoped it wouldn't last very long...'-}}

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You missed the news?

Google went bank today. TU. Low def. No more search.

<JR exits stage left whilst mumbling/>

Now where did I put that sock???
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:23 AM   #5
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I suspect network issues as well. I had a similar sounding problem at the same time. Google seemed to be working but I couldn't view my own sites (located in at least two different places). Or ping/traceroute to them (to domain name or in one case, known IP address).

Problem went away w/in five minutes or so of my noticing it.
Do you think I can get people to pay me for noticing their problems? ;-)

   
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I noticed something — not positive of the time. Everything slowed down, including responses from a variety of sites. Decided to check out my system first, then thought maybe it was a good time for a restart, and that triggered a system update and an Acrobat update. Then I fixed permissions, etc., and an hour or more later re-emerged all updated, rebuilt, and fit for service.

I thought it worked, but guess not. Must have been the world for a change — not just slothful, heedless me!

   
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LOL!!! Can I get in on that too...'-}}

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Terrie and I can cut you in on this.

We notice the problems, you reboot to fix 'em.

Causality be damned, we got us a winner.

   
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Terrie and I can cut you in on this.

We notice the problems, you reboot to fix 'em.

Causality be damned, we got us a winner.
Results be damned, too, I expect. But hey — I have heard of businesses with no more logical a plan. Maybe we could get rich before anyone catches on.

   
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Causality be damned, we got us a winner.
ROFL!!!

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