JoeSox joesox at
Wed Nov 25 19:21:52 UTC 2015

I just waited 160 minutes for a tech call and the Bluehost tech told me he
was able to confirm that it wasn't malicious activity that took down the
datacenter but rather it was caused by a "datacenter issue".
So my first thought is someone didn't design the topology correctly or
Some of our emails are coming thru but Google DNS still lost all of our DNS
zones which are hosted by Bluehost.
At least the #bluehostdown is fun to read :/
Later, Joe

On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at>

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 08:41:55AM -0800,
>  JoeSox <joesox at> wrote
>  a message of 9 lines which said:
> > Anyone have the scope on the outage for Bluehost?
> >
> The two name servers and are awfully
> slow to respond:
> % check-soa -i
> OK: 2012092007 (1382 ms)
> OK: 2012092007 (1388 ms)
> As a result, most clients timeout.
> May be a DoS against the name servers?
> itself is DNS-hosted on a completely different
> architecture. So it works fine. But the nginx Web site replies 502
> Gateway timeout, probably overloaded by all the clients trying to get
> informed.
> The Twitter accounts of Bluehost do not distribute any useful
> information.

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