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DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
23.Apr.2014
13:0369.47 ms. 
23.Apr.2014
15:1269.66 ms.
23.Apr.2014
17:2069.57 ms. 
23.Apr.2014
19:41198.28 ms.
23.Apr.2014
22:13198.19 ms. 
24.Apr.2014
00:1769.56 ms.
24.Apr.2014
02:2670.97 ms. 
24.Apr.2014
04:5871.64 ms.
24.Apr.2014
08:3369.69 ms. 
24.Apr.2014
10:3869.39 ms. 

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TOP COMMENTS ▼
Chad Lumpkin · 2 days 1 hour 33 mins ago

Got word from /. they are indeed aware of the issue affecting "a small percentage" of users and are working on it.

▼ YESTERDAY ...
Charles Voorhies · 1 day 11 hours 50 mins ago

I am on Verizon and have not been able to access it for about 20 hours now. However it was accessible this evening from my school with no problem. Slashdot itself seems to be up and running as usual. There were no notices, that i saw, of problems.

Ari Ukkonen · 1 day 12 hours 57 mins ago

I cannot access it on shaw.

Donald Homen · 1 day 13 hours ago

Just came back up for me San Jose CA 10:40pm PST

Edward Stewart Blades · 1 day 13 hours 18 mins ago

Down all day, Uverse in Chicago burbs

Shempster Shemp · 1 day 14 hours 5 mins ago

Can't access Slashdot from AT&T Uverse, CA. Its not just Slashdot that cannot be accessed either. An MMO site, tera.enmasse.com has been inaccessible all day in the same way "small percentage of people cannot access..."

Tom Mitchell · 1 day 15 hours 17 mins ago

--- slashdot.org ping statistics ---
20 packets transmitted, 5 received, 75% packet loss, time 19011ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 65.006/66.673/70.969/2.199 ms
---
it is up but there are external issues most likely.

Bernie Karlowicz · 1 day 16 hours 16 mins ago

If you use a proxy you can access /. - Definitely something is up with savvis

Richard Dolinsky · 1 day 16 hours 39 mins ago

down - optimum online

Vincent Romeo · 1 day 16 hours 48 mins ago

Still down from ATT Uverse in West TN.

Collin Peterson · 1 day 17 hours 13 mins ago

Savvis is likely the culprit... I'm on Comcast and can't get to Slashdot or any Savvis hosted site... here is a response I received from an education website that is down...

"Savvis is currently experiencing connection issues with several Internet Service Providers, including but not limited to Comcast, ATT U-Verse, and Time Warner. Savvis is working to resolve these connectivity issues within their data centers."

Charles Borner · 1 day 18 hours 27 mins ago

04-22-14 07:15 PM (Central)
They've been down all day here.

Have tried from nodes around the central US as well as nodes on both coasts, as well as some of our limited overseas nodes. Nada, jack squat, zip, zero, zilch, bupkiss.

JONESING FOR MAH SLASHDOT! Who slashdotted my Slashdot?

Donald Homen · 1 day 19 hours 5 mins ago

Still nothing from San Jose Comcast

Bill Krause · 1 day 19 hours 45 mins ago

Can't get to Slashdot.org most of the day today.
Tracert attached
4 22 ms 23 ms 22 ms xe--11-3-0---0.car01.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net [50.38.7.17]
5 27 ms 28 ms 27 ms ae2---0.cor01.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net [74.40.1.217]
6 27 ms 26 ms 27 ms ae4---0.cor01.sttl.wa.frontiernet.net [74.40.1.221]
7 59 ms 26 ms 26 ms ae0---0.cbr01.sttl.wa.frontiernet.net [74.40.5.122]
8 27 ms 28 ms 28 ms xe-5-0-0.edge1.Seattle3.Level3.net [4.59.232.5]
9 40 ms 40 ms 44 ms ae-31-51.ebr1.Seattle1.Level3.net [4.69.147.150]
10 41 ms 41 ms 41 ms ae-7-7.ebr2.SanJose1.Level3.net [4.69.132.49]
11 43 ms 42 ms 45 ms ae-62-62.csw1.SanJose1.Level3.net [4.69.153.18]
12 40 ms 42 ms 42 ms ae-1-60.edge1.SanJose3.Level3.net [4.69.152.16]
13 42 ms 42 ms 47 ms Savvis-Level3.Dallas3.Level3.net [4.68.62.106]
14 43 ms 44 ms 44 ms cr2-te-0-5-0-1.sfo.savvis.net [206.28.98.117]
15 * 88 ms 89 ms cr1-ten-0-4-0-1.chd.savvis.net [204.70.192.134]
16 * * 88 ms hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net [204.70.198.73]
17 * * 89 ms das5-v3029.ch3.savvis.net [64.37.207.146]
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * 86 ms slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]

Trace complete.

Michael Cozzi · 1 day 19 hours 47 mins ago

Been down all afternoon on Comcast in Chicago.

Rb Bolin · 1 day 19 hours 56 mins ago

/. has been down all day on Comcast Seattle area

Arlo Le Rouge · 1 day 20 hours 30 mins ago

Not working from France. Seems to be a routing problem, I have about 80% packet loss to hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net . trace with mtr :

$ mtr -r -c 5 slashdot.org
HOST: quux Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev
1.|-- 192.168.0.254 0.0% 5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.1
2.|-- 82.224.114.254 0.0% 5 211.9 81.3 18.0 211.9 82.2
3.|-- nantes-6k-1-a5.routers.pr 0.0% 5 154.4 82.5 16.6 154.4 64.2
4.|-- nantes-crs8-1-be1001.rout 0.0% 5 96.0 51.3 18.4 101.3 43.2
5.|-- bzn-crs16-1-be1104.intf.r 0.0% 5 46.3 34.2 23.5 51.0 13.3
6.|-- te0-1-0-4.377.mag21.par01 0.0% 5 52.2 57.1 23.5 162.4 60.1
7.|-- be2038.ccr21.par01.atlas. 0.0% 5 23.0 31.9 23.0 63.1 17.5
8.|-- be2271.ccr21.lon13.atlas. 0.0% 5 37.8 32.7 30.6 37.8 2.9
9.|-- be2314.ccr21.lon01.atlas. 0.0% 5 180.0 62.0 31.5 180.0 65.9
10.|-- be2328.ccr21.lon02.atlas. 0.0% 5 119.6 84.6 31.2 208.2 78.9
11.|-- savvis.lon02.atlas.cogent 0.0% 5 61.8 111.3 31.7 226.3 80.1
12.|-- 204.70.206.65 0.0% 5 42.4 103.4 32.7 199.6 68.3
13.|-- cr1-te-0-6-0-0.chd.savvis 0.0% 5 139.7 163.6 124.7 228.8 39.9
14.|-- ??? 100.0 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
15.|-- das6-v3033.ch3.savvis.net 80.0% 5 126.4 126.4 126.4 126.4 0.0
16.|-- 64.27.160.198 60.0% 5 174.6 152.9 131.2 174.6 30.7
17.|-- slashdot.org 80.0% 5 131.3 131.3 131.3 131.3 0.0

Mog Kuposon · 1 day 21 hours 2 mins ago

Not working in the UK on virgin media cable

Frederik Nosi · 1 day 21 hours 13 mins ago

Me too, Italy. Traceroute:

lugat ~]# ping slashdot.org
PING slashdot.org (216.34.181.45) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=171 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=6 ttl=128 time=169 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=7 ttl=128 time=168 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=11 ttl=128 time=169 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=21 ttl=128 time=168 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=32 ttl=128 time=167 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=33 ttl=128 time=170 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=38 ttl=128 time=168 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=43 ttl=128 time=167 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=46 ttl=128 time=167 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=47 ttl=128 time=175 ms
64 bytes from slashdot.org (216.34.181.45): icmp_seq=49 ttl=128 time=167 ms
^C
--- slashdot.org ping statistics ---
50 packets transmitted, 12 received, 76% packet loss, time 48999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 167.197/169.215/175.684/2.368 ms

Joshua Clinard · 1 day 21 hours 36 mins ago

It's down for me on ATT in Abilene TX.

Brian Ferris · 1 day 21 hours 54 mins ago

The first report was 9 hours ago, I noticed it about 7 hours ago. Connectivity failures are being reported from Toronto, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, San Jose, Washington D.C., Seattle, Portland, New York, Baltimore, San Diego, Pennsylvania, and South Africa.

Doug Roberts · 1 day 21 hours 57 mins ago

It's been down here, Santa Fe, NM/Centruylink for about 7 hours.

Carlos Boneti · 1 day 22 hours 6 mins ago

Out in Houston, TX. (ERR_CONNECTION_RESET). Do I understand well that it has been down for more than 5 hours for some of us? (P.S. - it seems to work from my phone, so I suppose it is a routing problem)

Phil Manger · 1 day 22 hours 17 mins ago

Out in Greencastle, PA

Jack Anderson · 1 day 23 hours 6 mins ago

down in san diego, cox business.

Davyd McColl · 1 day 23 hours 41 mins ago

Can't access in South Africa at the moment either. Starts the load -- I get the page title -- but then nothing; eventually times out.

▼ THIS WEEK ...
Jesse Beale · 2 days 7 mins ago

Can't access via Comcast in Portland, OR

Peter Harrison · 2 days 10 mins ago

I'm seeing 82% packet loss when pinging slashdot. Can't load and pages.

Scott Kindorf · 2 days 14 mins ago

Slashdot.com still not responding - Seattle

Chuck Harris · 2 days 46 mins ago

Still out, Centurylink Colorado

Chris Cisar · 2 days 50 mins ago

Out with comcast in the DC area

Chad Lumpkin · 2 days 1 hour 8 mins ago

More testing. Cannot access m.slashdot.org from AT&T wireless but can from Sprint in Houston.

Erik Johnson · 2 days 1 hour 17 mins ago

Slashdot has been unreachable from CenturyLink in Colorado for the last few hours.

Kimball Larsen · 2 days 1 hour 24 mins ago

CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) from Idaho - can't hit Slashdot or sister networks.

Rob Mitchell · 2 days 1 hour 32 mins ago

Tried to access Slashdot.org and sister site Sourceforge.net from various locations via Comcast and XO Communications Internet connections - no response from either site for the last 2 hours.

Chad Lumpkin · 2 days 1 hour 33 mins ago

Got word from /. they are indeed aware of the issue affecting "a small percentage" of users and are working on it.

Nick Russo · 2 days 1 hour 35 mins ago

Can't access via Comcast in Baltimore or XO.net in Chicago.

Eric Szumski · 2 days 1 hour 40 mins ago

Down in Chicago / Comcast and XO Communications

Brian Ferris · 2 days 1 hour 44 mins ago

Cablevision in New York-slashdot has been down all day.

JayDee Harm · 2 days 1 hour 59 mins ago

From NEA via ATT Uverse

>tracert slashdot.org

Tracing route to slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 ---internal---
2 ---internal---
3 ---internal---
4 16 ms 15 ms 17 ms 108-225-164-3.lightspeed.ltrkar.sbcglobal.net [108.225.164.3]
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 18 ms 15 ms 15 ms 12.83.72.141
8 27 ms 26 ms 30 ms gar26.dlstx.ip.att.net [12.123.16.109]
9 26 ms 26 ms 25 ms 192.205.36.98
10 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms esr1-xe-8-0-1.daq.savvis.net [206.28.98.237]
11 27 ms 25 ms 26 ms cr2-tengige0-7-5-0.dallas.savvis.net [204.70.196.29]
12 47 ms 45 ms * cr1-te-0-2-0-0.chd.savvis.net [204.70.194.73]
13 47 ms * * hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net [204.70.198.73]
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 51 ms * * slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]
17 * 46 ms * slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * 46 ms * slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]
20 * * 47 ms slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]

Trace complete.

Andrew Bond · 2 days 2 hours 24 mins ago

I'm on the Cisco corporate network in San Jose. I can connect to http://slashdot.org, but no index.html gets retrieved:
$ wget http://slashdot.org
--2014-04-22 09:12:19-- http://slashdot.org/
Resolving slashdot.org... 216.34.181.45
Connecting to slashdot.org|216.34.181.45|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...

The public portion of traceroute looks like this:
...
11 TenGigE0-2-0-0.GW5.SCL2.ALTER.NET (152.179.99.153) 3.966 ms 3.925 ms 3.870 ms
12 0.ge-7-3-0.XT2.SCL2.ALTER.NET (152.63.56.5) 1.642 ms 1.593 ms 1.599 ms
13 0.xe-11-0-0.BR1.SJC7.ALTER.NET (152.63.51.109) 2.408 ms 2.366 ms 2.206 ms
14 204.255.168.198 (204.255.168.198) 2.353 ms 2.205 ms 2.309 ms
15 cr2-te-0-5-0-1.sfo.savvis.net (206.28.98.117) 3.833 ms 3.790 ms cr2-tenge-0-5-0-2.sanfrancisco.savvis.net (204.70.200.198) 3.897 ms
16 cr1-ten-0-4-0-1.chd.savvis.net (204.70.192.134) 52.452 ms 52.433 ms 52.375 ms
17 hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net (204.70.198.73) 104.663 ms 103.930 ms 103.871 ms
18 das6-v3034.ch3.savvis.net (64.37.207.166) 77.238 ms 76.678 ms 76.619 ms
19 64.27.160.198 (64.27.160.198) 52.932 ms 52.615 ms 52.444 ms
20 slashdot.org (216.34.181.45) 52.699 ms 52.783 ms 52.643 ms

Cheers,
Andrew.

David Kierzkowski · 2 days 2 hours 33 mins ago

comcast in detroit no access to slashdot!

Glenn Wall · 2 days 2 hours 39 mins ago

From Central CA coast:
7 25 ms 23 ms 23 ms 12.83.47.129
8 25 ms 25 ms 24 ms sffca01jt.ip.att.net [12.122.81.73]
9 27 ms 27 ms 26 ms 192.205.33.98
10 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms cr2-te-0-5-0-1.sfo.savvis.net [206.28.98.117]
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 209 ms * * hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net [204.70.19873]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 79 ms 79 ms * slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 79 ms * 82 ms slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]

trace complete.

JayDee Harm · 2 days 2 hours 47 mins ago

Out on ATT Uverse in NE Arkansas. Running nslookup the dynect.net server responses are really flaky (lot of here one second, no response the next) and ping to 216.34.181.45 had 45 of 50 packets time out. Of the 5 that got through all we half second or longer response times.

Chad Lumpkin · 2 days 3 hours 19 mins ago

just tried accessing over corporate network which routes internet through Florida and I am able to access /. Still can't over AT&T U-Verse in Houston.

Joseph Southwell · 2 days 3 hours 27 mins ago

It is down for me as well. AT&T, Houston.

Chad Lumpkin · 2 days 3 hours 41 mins ago

Unable to reach /. since first attempt @ 8AM CST

Dave Chambers · 2 days 3 hours 50 mins ago

cogentco in Toronto ON. down for me right now.

David Askew · 2 days 3 hours 55 mins ago

comcast user here. slashdot is down for me

Fred Broce · 2 days 3 hours 57 mins ago

down here

Julian Gardner · 2 days 6 hours 58 mins ago

same here, 100mb fiber and a 10Ge fiber and no slashdot

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Rui F Ribeiro · 3 August 2013 - 19:01

Shashdot down?

Tim Gunning · 21 March 2013 - 03:41

500 Internal Server Error, so im guessing its not me.

Jason Thompson · 19 February 2013 - 09:59

They must have gotten slashdotted...

Ron Rossman · 17 December 2012 - 10:03

I'm on a 10Gbps link (well Dual I should say.. one heading west and one heading easy) and I can't get to slashdot.org right now. It's just sitting there trying to contact it yet every other site works

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