[sword-devel] www.crosswire.org down?

Wes Widner wes at werxltd.com
Sat Apr 24 05:02:06 MST 2010

Actually, on April 6th a very large majority of the internet's traffic WAS
routed through China. The reason is because they managed to poison the DNS
space (at the root level, the i-roots iirc).

I'm not exactly clear on all of the details, we were only briefed on this
the other day (I work with McAfee in the labs department), but it seems that
this wasn't the first occurrence and it probably won't be the last. So its
not a guarantee this is what was causing our outage, but it is certainly a


On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 7:41 AM, Matthew Talbert <ransom1982 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Teus Benschop <teusjannette at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > It is still down for me, and it has been "down" like this for over a
> > week now. I am trying to access it from Africa / Zimbabwe, perhaps that
> > makes a difference. Trying to access www.crosswire.org through a ssh
> > tunnel effectually accessing it from the USA works great. Is crosswire
> > blacklisting some IP groups? Teus.
> > On Sat, 2010-04-24 at 15:17 +1000, Nic Carter wrote:
> We've also had reports of problems from South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil.
> Matthew
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