Can't visit some sites??

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  1. Scott L

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    This is a weird problemn. Just yesterday the sites I usually visit won't load for me. These are the main two:

    www.google.com - can get to the main page fine, but clicking search just leaves my browser hanging. I always Google search, was doing it 2 days ago even.

    www.yahoo.com - same thing, can get to homepage but clicking on auctions does nothing

    Also happens on a videogame BBS I visit, can't navigate to the specific forum sections.

    This happens on 3 separate computers in my house. I turned off the router and plugged it back in again, didn't help. Reverted the HOST file back to stock on each, also nothing. Weird huh? [​IMG] Please give me any suggestions to fix this. I use Comcast cable.
     
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    This is a weird problemn. Just yesterday the sites I usually visit won't load for me. These are the main two:

    www.google.com - can get to the main page fine, but clicking search just leaves my browser hanging. I always Google search, was doing it 2 days ago even.

    www.yahoo.com - same thing, can get to homepage but clicking on auctions does nothing

    Also happens on a videogame BBS I visit, can't navigate to the specific forum sections.

    This happens on 3 separate computers in my house. I turned off the router and plugged it back in again, didn't help. Reverted the HOST file back to stock on each, also nothing. Weird huh? [​IMG] Please give me any suggestions to fix this. I use Comcast cable.
     
  3. Bob_C

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    I can't speak about yahoo, but I couldn't use google yesterday either. Maybe the site was down. It seems fine today, though.
     
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    I can't speak about yahoo, but I couldn't use google yesterday either. Maybe the site was down. It seems fine today, though.
     
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    Apparently someone hit Akamai with a DDoS attack, which in turn hit Google and Yahoo. These were the 2 biggest sites that were temporarily taken down. Apple was also hit with this. Akamai is a pretty big company.

    Story here This was from Tuesday, and at the bottom of the article, it states that not many people were affect on people. I think the problem escalated Thursday morning when you started noticing the hang ups. So there is nothing you can do, just wait til the internet cleans up a bit.
     
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    Apparently someone hit Akamai with a DDoS attack, which in turn hit Google and Yahoo. These were the 2 biggest sites that were temporarily taken down. Apple was also hit with this. Akamai is a pretty big company.

    Story here This was from Tuesday, and at the bottom of the article, it states that not many people were affect on people. I think the problem escalated Thursday morning when you started noticing the hang ups. So there is nothing you can do, just wait til the internet cleans up a bit.
     
  7. Scott L

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    Ok it seems I can get to the pages if I right click on the link and Open in new Window.

    Geez this sucks. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok it seems I can get to the pages if I right click on the link and Open in new Window.

    Geez this sucks. [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't had any problems at all the since Friday. I don't use Yahoo, but I've used google to search, and gmail without a glitch. I guess it's just the part of the country you're from, or you might want to try deleting your cache.

    I can even use yahoo and google to get the stories about it.

    Money.cnn.com story
    Infoworld.com story
     
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    I haven't had any problems at all the since Friday. I don't use Yahoo, but I've used google to search, and gmail without a glitch. I guess it's just the part of the country you're from, or you might want to try deleting your cache.

    I can even use yahoo and google to get the stories about it.

    Money.cnn.com story
    Infoworld.com story
     
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    Thanks for all your help Greg. After 3 days it magically works again. Funny thing was the videogame site I go to doesn't seem to be affiliated with Akamai in any way since it doesn't have banner ads. Thanks again. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for all your help Greg. After 3 days it magically works again. Funny thing was the videogame site I go to doesn't seem to be affiliated with Akamai in any way since it doesn't have banner ads. Thanks again. [​IMG]
     

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