[nycbug-talk] Fwd: www.freebsd.org reachability

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Tue Aug 7 07:26:59 EDT 2007

Hi All,

Sorry to top/cross-post, I thought it best to preserve the message  

Just a quick heads-up, the freebsd.org primary servers seem to be  
down- I just saw it come in on the hubs at freebsd.org list.

CVS and CVSUP main servers seem to be running fine.

It's a strange one, the server seems to hold the http request, (can't  
tell if it's making a socket request?), then it eventually times out.

(An aside, I'd totally bet $10 this is an Apache 2.foobar bug, I've  
had a server exhibiting the EXACT same thing, in the form of  
untraceable hangs.  The only constant for us, is that when it hangs-  
we're always in the process of being bot-scanned by some random host,  
looking for the usual crud- /phpbb /myadmin /blah...  We haven't yet  
seen or replicated whatever URLs are coming next.  Time for a new  
webserver, like lighttpd and tinyhttpd!)


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org>
> Date: August 7, 2007 7:11:48 AM EDT
> To: Mohacsi Janos <mohacsi at niif.hu>
> Cc: hubs at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: www.freebsd.org reachability
> Hi Mohacsi,
> Nothing good to contribute, except I've confirmed this from 4  
> locations in NYC- all different networks:
>   2 datacenters
>   1 WiMax office link
>   1 home Cable line
> --
> $ curl -v www.freebsd.org
> * About to connect() to www.freebsd.org port 80
> *   Trying Operation timed out
> * couldn't connect to host
> * Closing connection #0
> curl: (7) couldn't connect to host
> --
> Best,
> .ike
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 7:00 AM, Mohacsi Janos wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> 	There is something wrong with www.freebsd.org.
>> Recently www.freebsd.org cluster become unreachable. First I could  
>> reach via IPv6. Then my colleague could not reach it. Then I tested:
>> telnet www.freebsd.org 80
>> Trying 2001:4f8:fff6::21...
>> telnet: connect to address 2001:4f8:fff6::21: Host is down
>> Trying
>> telnet: connect to address Operation timed out
>> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
>> Then after few minutes my connection via IPv6 also become unusable...
>> Any hints? Announced maintenance?
>> Best Regards,
>> Janos Mohacsi
>> Network Engineer, Research Associate, Head of Network Planning and  
>> Projects
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