Microsoft down ??

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by DolfTraanberg, Aug 19, 2003.

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  1. DolfTraanberg

    DolfTraanberg Registered Member

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    when I ping microsoft.com : Request timed out
    when I ping www.microsoft.com I get reply from 80.15.235.159 (a652.cd.akamai.net)
    Anybody any ideas?
    Dolf
     
  2. spy1

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    If I type "microsoft.com" into my browser's "Address" window, it automatically changes itself to http://www.microsoft.com and goes there.

    But you're right, SamSpading both 207.46.245.214 and 207.46.245.222 will both fail ping attempts (10 each).

    Perhaps it has something to do with them "extinguishing" Windowsupdate.com? ( http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,7694561~root=security,1~mode=flat ) ?

    Either by design or by chance? (Do any of my relatives work there? :D ). Pete
     
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    I stiil can't understand when I ping www.microsoft.com I get reply from a652.cd.akamai.net.
    Doesn't look like Microsoft related.
    Dolf
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Actually, it does. MSoft has recently chosen to use akamai in order to avoid server overload. It's not that unusual ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. DolfTraanberg

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    Thanks for clarification, but fror Microsoft it doesn't help that much, still can't reach Micorsoft update, in order to get the patch for Servicepack 4 :mad:
     
  6. Paul Wilders

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    Really sorry to hear so, Dolf! All I can say is: just keep on trying...

    regards.

    paul
     
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    According to Microsoft, consumers can update their computers by visting the web address:

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    or the main Microsoft website page at:

    http://www.microsoft.com where information is available on downloading patches.

    Good luck... :)
     
  8. AplusWebMaster

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    ;) I don't think they're down...just "unavailable" at times, due to a unusual number of users all going for updates at the same time. I just went to check for updates earlier, and at first, got a very strange window that said just that "Your Windows Updates are Unavailable - Please try again later"...I did, about 15 minutes later, and got in.
     
  9. AplusWebMaster

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    ;) Per https://www.wilderssecurity.com/securitynews.html:

    Virus drives surfers to Microsoft and Anti-Virus web sites according to Nielsen//NetRatings...
    08-25-2003 8:57:18 PM CST -- Nielsen//NetRatings
    http://www.prognosisx.com/cgi-bin/cgi-script/csNews/csNews.cgi?database=JanBB%2edb&command=viewone&id=82&op=t
    "Nielsen//NetRatings...reports that traffic from home to Microsoft TechNet skyrocketed 1,131 percent during the week ending August 17th...More than 3.9 million unique surfers from home accessed Microsoft TechNet, as compared to 317,000 surfers during the week previous. The site, which provided information about the viruses and security tools was the fastest growing site during the week ending August 17th...More than 11 million unique visitors accessed the Microsoft Windows Update Site, increasing 76 percent week over week..."
    :eek:
     
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