Java site is down

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  1. robinb

    robinb Registered Member

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    anyone else having problems getting to Java website at java.com
    seems the site is down
    I have some clients that need java and when trying to do the update 21 it came back "cannot connect to the server for the downloads"
    I went to the site and it does not load, or loads and then crashes out.
    I tried this on 2 separate computers, same problem
     
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    robinb9 Registered Member

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    ya i saw that, at least i know I am not crazy
    I wonder why it is down
    none of my clients can update their java when it pops up
    comes up with crazy messages
    so i went to the website to see what is up and saw that
    thanks
    robin
     
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    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    robinb9, you're welcome! Site seems to be working now. Take care.
     
  5. robinb

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    You to JR ;)
     
  6. encus

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    It's ok now. Updated mine to the latest.
     
  7. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    One doesn't need to point their Browsers at Java.com - the Oracle site is where the downloads are currently hosted :ouch:
     
  8. Wild Hunter

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    Also, Oracle allows third-party download sites* to host Java installers (unlike Adobe with Flash).

    Examples:
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_32/
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_64/

    *Yes, I know that not all of the third-party download sites are completely safe, and some are safe but use potentially bad strategies to lure people into clicking in ads or installing potentially unwanted software. Attention is always required.
     
  9. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    I'm not sure if Oracle officially sanctions third party sites to host their software, however, for software as sensitive as Java, it is recommended that it is downloaded from first party sources.
     
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