The internets are disappearing March 19, 2002 5:05 PM   Subscribe

There appears to be some serious bad juju going on out on the net. Yahoo, for example, has been wiped off the map. It appears to have had its IP address wiped off all the root name servers. I've tried traceroutes from six different places around the globe, and nslookups from a several servers, and they're all like, "Ya-Who?" Plus all lookups for all sites on my local DNS server have become snail-slow. Anyone know more about what's up?
posted by aaron to General Weblog-Related at 5:05 PM (15 comments total)

crap. i did that trying to switch over from to

my bad. let me know if anyone notices or gets upset.
posted by jcterminal at 5:09 PM on March 19, 2002

And now it's back. That was weird. Oh well. Matt, kill this if you want.
posted by aaron at 5:20 PM on March 19, 2002

I think you have something seriously wrong with your computer, aaron. Drastic measures may be called for...
posted by umberto at 5:39 PM on March 19, 2002

nah, I saw it too. total Yahoo death for like 15-20 minutes maybe.
posted by jessamyn at 5:48 PM on March 19, 2002

Yupper. I saw it too. I feared my Fantasy Sports teams were lost and scurrying around the net looking for a home.
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:09 PM on March 19, 2002

8.9 for "serious bad juju"
posted by clavdivs at 8:41 PM on March 19, 2002

*obi-wan voice*

I feel... a disturbance in the force. It was as if a million voices had suddenly cried, "Yahoo!" ... and then they were gone.
posted by SpecialK at 9:52 PM on March 19, 2002

Well, at least they died happy!
posted by ColdChef at 4:55 AM on March 20, 2002

I heard that too, SpecialK. Only they didn't so much cry as "yodel" ... "Yaaahoooohooo"
posted by pardonyou? at 6:33 AM on March 20, 2002

More from DSL Reports
posted by Voyageman at 7:06 AM on March 20, 2002

they didn't so much cry as "yodel"

Don't you mean "yodal"?

ba dum pum
posted by daveadams at 12:18 PM on March 20, 2002

Why can't Metafilter have little pictures like this on their usernames? (joke)
posted by feelinglistless at 1:16 PM on March 20, 2002

But a good joke, nonetheless. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:31 PM on March 20, 2002

You can always put them on your user page.
posted by aaron at 1:46 PM on March 20, 2002

OK, who bought "" ?

Mr. Chris Kohout. Hmmmm....
posted by zpousman at 5:45 AM on March 29, 2002

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