Google down? Can anyone confirm this?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by commonpeople, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. commonpeople macrumors regular

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    Don't know if it's just me- but I'm suddenly unable to see any google pages.
    Can anyone check this quickly for me.
    Thanks.
    Christian
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Google does seem to be down, it has happened before though.
     
  3. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Down for me as well. I just thought I was having trouble here at work.. Denial of service attack?
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It's back now

    (Doubt it was DOS attack... It would take a monumental DOS attack to take Google down)
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Still down for me as well as other parts of the 'net not working so well, including some of the ad servers for MR are timing out.

    Something big went down.

    B
     
  6. commonpeople thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. For some reason it freaks me out when Google goes offline. First sign of alien invasion you know.
    Christian
     
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    You spoiled part of the Independence Day remake!! :mad:

    :p
     
  8. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, net acting weird. Parts of yahoo were down too.
     
  9. Don't panic macrumors 603

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  10. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine Bill Gates pushed the red button in his office. ;)
     
  11. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    yeah, he had a 'leying on the desk" photoshoot, 20 years on from his last and knocked it
     
  12. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Man don't do that when I'm drinking coffee...

    As for a massive attack. Google has been taken down like that before. Akamai even got the smack down a couple of times.
     
  13. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is what caused the net slowdown-- LINK

    Essentially, two "Tier I" internet backbones were down at the same time.

    Apparently it has now been fixed-- Live Link to Internet Health Report

    Here's a Slashdot thread with more info.
     

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