Microsoft.com down?

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  1. Mister Natural

    Mister Natural Registered Member

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    I checked from 2 different networks and noticed that any website beginning with www.microsoft.com is down. I'm wondering if conficker has launched a DoS attack?
    A friend over in England says it works fine for him. I'm in the U.S. Perhaps anyone else can confirm?

    support.microsoft.com loads fine
     
  2. Bob D

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    That's not good.
    MS site accessible here (US).
     
  3. btman

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    Not working in Canada atm either.

    Edit: Working now.
     
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  4. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

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    Hi.

    I'm in North America (USA) and I just checked access for www.microsoft.com and Microsoft help and support.
    No problem whatsoever accessing both by means of favorites links or directly via search links.
     
  5. Mister Natural

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    Must be a dns issue depending on your location. I've heard some say it's up and others down. I know it sounds like a conficker infection but I can access anything else without a problem including symantec, mcafee and eset web sites.


    I did a trace route on 2 different networks and communication appears to drop while going through Chicago on both networks.
     
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  6. axial

    axial Registered Member

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    Perhaps changing your DNS to the free OpenDNS http://www.opendns.com might avoid any DNS issues with your ISP -- it's certainly been great for us compared to comcast in the US.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    All good here, loading MS US site without any issues.
    Mrk
     
  8. Mister Natural

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    Now working again today.
     
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