After days of intermittent performance problems, the BlogAds
web site is experiencing an extended outage. BlogAds operates an advertising network for weblogs, and has seen a marked increase in traffic in recent months amid surging advertiser interest in blogs.
Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
July 1st - 31st 2004
During July all of the hosters monitored experienced some failed requests, with three
sites Pair Networks,
Kattare.com, and Cee-Kay.
sharing first place.
Operating systems used by the ten most reliable sites was quite mixed, with four running Linux, four FreeBSD and two Windows (Datapipe on Windows 2003 and EasyNet on Windows 2000).
The web site for the FreeBSD operating system has been offline today. The outage for freebsd.org
, which lasted approximately 20 hours, was caused by a hardware failure, according to representatives of the FreeBSD team.
A dynamically updating chart can be found here
Leading U.S. weather web sites are managing a crush of web traffic from Internet users tracking the path of Hurricane Charley, which battered Florida Friday with winds reaching 145 miles per hour Friday, and is now making a second landfall along the East Coast in South Carolina.
The Weather Channel web site at Weather.com had some reliability problems in the moments immediately preceding Charley's landfall Friday afternoon, but soon stabilized. The network offers round-the-clock coverage of weather, and experiences its largest audiences during major hurricanes. Its web site is hosted by UUnet, a unit of MCI.
The National Hurricane Center, the U.S. government's central source for hurricane information, has been available throughout the storm. The NHC site is hosted on government servers at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Zindos worm
, which uses MyDoom.M-infected computers to launch a denial of service attack on www.microsoft.com
, is having no visible effect thus far on the performance of Microsoft's web site. The worm is installed through backdoors on a network of machines compromised by the MyDoom.M virus
, which disrupted the performance of search engines earlier this week.
Once Zindos installs itself, the host machine is programmed to commence an immediate DDoS on Microsoft, unlike earlier MyDoom variants with trigger dates for electronic attacks.
says its banner ad network was disrupted today by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name servers. As DoubleClick's DNS servers became unreachable, the attack had a ripple effect, leaving many of the network's 900 client sites unable to retrieve banners from DoubleClick's ad servers. The company said the attack lasted about four hours and caused "severe disruptions" for customers.