What happened to FreeBSD.org DNS earlier today?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Mar 11 08:16:59 UTC 2012

On 10/03/2012 23:41, Da Rock wrote:
> On 03/11/12 07:01, Mark Felder wrote:
>> On 10.03.2012 14:43, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
>>> Earlier today, for a period of about 30-45 minutes or so, any attempt to
>>> connect to www.freebsd.org was yielding failed hostname lookups.

>>> Did anyone else notice this?  Any word on what was causing it?  I have
>>> to admit, it was rather startling at first.

>> Do you have any further details? What are you using for DNS servers,
>> or are you doing lookups yourself?

> Actually, around the same time others were reporting another site (not
> fbsd, which I could access easily) was broken. So maybe a dark cloud
> passed over? ;)

No -- you were not imagining things.  The DNS for freebsd.org was
temporarily broken.  It was that most impossible to remove of causes:
human error.



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