GoDaddy issues this morning?

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Wed Jul 8 16:31:18 CDT 2009


On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Sean wrote:

> Anyone know what was the deal with GoDaddy this morning?
> I sporadically could not resolve a domain I own this morning.  Checked the
> authoritative and it was fine... then noticed that it was completely not
> working from some ISPs but OK from others, etc.  Went to GoDaddy's site and
> finally saw a small notice on their support page saying they were having
> issues with Verizon customers on the east coast.  Well, I'm in Illinois and
> I certainly don't consider this the east coast, however some people I know
> on a Verizon DSL account could not resolve any of the domains I had
> registered on GoDaddy.  Also, results from a L3 DIA were sporadic as well.
> I really didn't have much time to look at it this morning and now the
> notice is gone from their site so I assume it's fixed...?
>
> Anyone shed some light on this?
> Registrar issues are so rare IMHO, Verizon routing issues on the other hand,
> I'm not really sure about as I live in AT&T/Comcast country.

  I can confirm a lot of trouble on Verizon's network from the time I got to
  my desk (10am EDT) until about 1:45pm EDT.  The evidence was very
  inconsistent: I could get all the way to the last hop before www.cnn.com,
  but http://www.cnn.com/ (TCP) did not work.  Same with several other URLs.
  In another case, login.oscar.aol.com traceroutes died within Verizon's
  network.

  The fact that I could trace to IPs, but not get to them via TCP (or at
  least the web), was very strange.  Maybe Verizon is implementing an
  Application Layer filter?  That would be VERY disappointing.  Then again,
  it could just be a big TCP issue, but I don't know why ICMP would work
  when TCP didn't.

  I had no noticable issues once I created an ssh SOCKS proxy through one of
  my hosted servers on Cox Business fiber, so the issue definitely resided
  somewhere on Verizon's network.  Rackspace also got a lot of complaints,
  but they pointed the finger at Verizon.  Verizon FIOS Tech support also
  said they were aware of the issue, so I'm guessing something went down
  with Verizon, not GoDaddy.

  Search the dslreports.com forums for loud complaining and theories about
  the Verizon outage.

Beckman
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