Tagged With outages


A little after 5AM this morning, countless websites and web services ground to a halt following a reported widespread outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Everything from Slack to Quora to your beloved Gizmodo saw major disruptions. Before Down Detector itself went down, the site showed outages on the tier 1 network Level 3 in most major population centres in the United States.


Vodafone is experiencing problems with data, text and calls across Australia, with users reporting that their phones and devices are unable to connect to the network at all. Vodafone is working to fix the problem as a top priority, but at this point have no ETA for when it will be resolved.


Despite the telco's assurances that last week's huge outages have been fixed, many customers across the country are still unable to connect to their NBN and ADSL services. Service is gradually returning, with Telstra advising customers to regularly cycle their modems to attempt to connect to the network, but it's been a rough four days for Telstra in a year that's been full of major outages.


Monday morning got off to a rough start for Facebook, where users reported widespread difficulty updating their status, liking and commenting on posts. The extent of the outage is so far unclear, but if Twitter whining is any indication, it's affecting just about everybody worldwide. Update: It's back!


If you sketchily poked on over to The Pirate Bay to do a little downloading of legal, quasi-legal, or outright illegal downloading recently, you may have noticed you can't get through. No, your ISP hasn't started blocking it; it's down for everyone, everywhere. Proxies too.


Last Thursday sure was a weird day for the Internet in Australia. For about 45 minutes, connections to Australia’s largest ISP went down – with some involvement by Dodo – and as you’d expect, lots of people noticed. Especially when ISPs like iiNet and services like internet banking were affected. Telstra issued several statements to Gizmodo as events unfolded, and have now provided what will likely be their definitive statement on the matter.


Telstra is Australia's biggest internet service provider (ISP), so when its connection stops working, lots of people notice. An as yet unidentified problem with its network knocked out most customers for at least half an hour today and impacted other providers. Story developing: we've got further comment from Telstra and iiNet -- and confirmation of Dodo's involvement -- and we'll keep adding as we learn more.


It looks like Siri, the iPhone 4S' do it all personal assistant is suffering from an outage right now. As in, it's not working. So hold off asking her silly questions or making her write down important notes for you.