[outages] Twitter down 8/6 AM

RL Vaughn rl_vaughn at baylor.edu
Thu Aug 6 12:10:29 EDT 2009


It is a DDoS.

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> Completely; I'm at Worldcon 09 in Montreal, and the hotel's proxy
> can't even get the server to reply to its squid.
> 
> I *could* ping and mtr www.twitter.com, earlier, but now I can't, and
> downforeveryone concurs.
> 
> elphaba:/home/jra # mtr -r -c 10 www.twitter.com
> HOST: elphaba                     Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
>   1. 172.16.0.1                    0.0%    10    0.3   0.4   0.2   0.6   0.1
>   2. static-68-179-81-65.ptr.tera  0.0%    10  237.7 106.5  18.3 237.7  82.0
>   3. 172.16.218.254                0.0%    10  275.4 167.3  37.1 361.7  98.8
>   4. 10.64.194.13                 10.0%    10  283.4 148.0  72.2 309.7  92.6
>   5. 69.156.255.213                0.0%    10  231.4 126.4  30.0 287.5  85.5
>   6. core4-montreal02_POS6-1.net.  0.0%    10  179.4 104.5  20.2 235.5  65.3
>   7. Ncore3-montreal02_POS0-4-1-0  0.0%    10  167.6 119.2  12.2 323.6  98.3
>   8. newcore1-newyork83_so1-0-0.n  0.0%    10  405.4 182.1  52.8 405.4 107.5
>   9. CORE1-NEWYORK83_POS3-0-0_cor 10.0%    10  353.4 155.5  48.8 353.4  93.0
>  10. Verio-Peering.net.bell.ca     0.0%    10  340.9 153.3  49.1 340.9  97.9
>  11. ae-0.r21.nycmny01.us.bb.gin.  0.0%    10  319.6 156.6  62.1 319.6  87.2
>  12. as-0.r20.asbnva02.us.bb.gin.  0.0%    10  327.4 168.6  98.8 327.4  70.1
>  13. xe-2-3.r00.asbnva02.us.bb.gi  0.0%    10  395.5 164.0  61.5 395.5  95.4
>  14. ???                          100.0    10    0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
> 
> Looks like their upstream borke, to me.
> 
> Great timing... not that there isn't always *something* going on somewhere.
> 
> Cheers,
> -- jra
> 


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