Net blackout yesterday morning
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Anyone trying to use the Net yesterday morning at about 7:30am
may have found life a little frustrating. After several days of
"intermittent" operation last week would appear that the primary
name server at Waikato simply stopped working for a while on Tuesday,
effectively leaving the NZ Internet high and dry.
Unless you knew and could remember the IP number for any site you were wanting to connect to, attempts to call up web pages simply resulted in DNS error messages.
Although the Net was originally designed to be a highly redundant, fault-tolerant military communications system, it seems that it still has an Archilles heel.
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