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2005-05-08 03:05:36 AM  
Ecks Dee
 
2005-05-08 03:07:11 AM  
This one time I got really frustrated with the results I was getting from a Google search for some rather obscure topic, so I figured I should try it somewhere else. I sorta sat there staring at the monitor for a couple seconds, then finally typed "search engine" into Google.
 
2005-05-08 03:07:22 AM  
Dogpile was the other one. Only Google and Dogpile were worth two shiats.

/waits by doorway with a shovel for anyone who comes in here to say Yahoo
 
2005-05-08 03:09:21 AM  
persiankitty.com?
 
2005-05-08 03:13:11 AM  
is webcrawler still around? or ask jeeves? that's what I used to use. what about hotbot?
 
2005-05-08 03:13:24 AM  
oh nboessssss!!!!!!!21
 
2005-05-08 03:13:28 AM  
IIT WAZ TEH HOMOGAY SITE

what part of that dont you rmemember?
 
2005-05-08 03:17:27 AM  
Awesome headline. And it wasn't google being down that was terrible, it was the gmail outage!
 
2005-05-08 03:19:01 AM  
I've never understood why Google relied on a 3rd party like Akamai for their DNS infrastructure.

/didn't notice the outage
 
2005-05-08 03:19:29 AM  
Lycos!

/runs out
 
2005-05-08 03:26:48 AM  
Raiden333:

/waits by doorway with a shovel for anyone who comes in here to say Yahoo

Doesn't yahoo use google as its' search engine?
 
2005-05-08 03:34:24 AM  
Once I discovered Google, I never looked back. I just wish people would stop farking with its ranking system, artificially inflating their sites ranking at the cost of efficiency to the rest of us.
 
2005-05-08 03:38:54 AM  
Used to be an altavista guy myself.
 
2005-05-08 03:40:33 AM  
It's funny it went down the one time I wanted to search for something Star Wars related, that or coincidence. Screw rational thinking it was the Star Wars incident.
 
2005-05-08 03:50:38 AM  
I normally just type whatever i'm looking for in the address bar (e.g. www.howtoopenchildproofcaps.com)

/second day on the internets
 
2005-05-08 05:11:11 AM  
astal...

astalavista.com?

astralvista.com?

abevigoda.com?
 
2005-05-08 05:15:38 AM  
I use Yahoo! myself.
 
2005-05-08 05:26:52 AM  
i noticed :(

luckily i have the IP of google memorized, so I didn't need them pesky DNS servers anyway.
 
2005-05-08 05:28:16 AM  
I thought everyone just asked Jeeves.
 
2005-05-08 05:28:19 AM  
It worked when I pinged "google.com" and then used the IP I got from the ping.......I don't expect Joe Sixpack to know that one

It was weird for awhile though - I had to go back to Yahoo!, which was pretty useless
 
2005-05-08 05:31:59 AM  
alltheweb.com

/jus' sayin'
 
2005-05-08 05:34:39 AM  
robbinsc: It worked when I pinged "google.com" and then used the IP I got from the ping

I couldn't even resolve google.com locally. It was quite annoying. I never realized how much I rely on google to look up all the things I forget when I'm coding.
 
2005-05-08 05:35:25 AM  
2005-05-08 05:28:19 AM robbinsc

It worked when I pinged "google.com" and then used the IP I got from the ping.......I don't expect Joe Sixpack to know that one


That would indicate a virtual host problem then, not DNS.

if it was DNS, pinging it would not have returned an address (unless it was cached, in which case your browser would have used the cached copy)
 
2005-05-08 05:39:56 AM  
Tourney3p0

Hmph...I guess I got lucky - I fired up a console and went from there - a few packets got dropped, I think. I was at work and in a rush for a bit of info, so I wanted to get it and go.

Bhruic

Yeah - it is suprising to see how often I used google on a daily basis - I started typing into the address bar, and I freaked when it returned -

"www.google.com not found"
 
2005-05-08 05:40:24 AM  
Geeky details:

Google fixed the problem very quickly, but the NXDOMAIN response ("does not exist") had already been cached by ISP name servers. The negative cache length for google.com is 900 seconds, so it took 15 minutes from the time of the fix for everyone's ISP to "forget" that www.google.com didn't exist.
 
2005-05-08 05:40:37 AM  
They say typing "Google" into google gets you stuck in an infinite causality loop, forever repeating the same action and furthermore we...
 
2005-05-08 05:41:13 AM  
They say typing "Google" into google gets you stuck in an infinite causality loop, forever repeating the same action and furthermore we...
 
2005-05-08 05:48:25 AM  
I use Teoma occasionally. It's a lot better for academic stuff.
 
2005-05-08 05:48:28 AM  
steelbean: lol, dude! Totally forgot about persiankitty! Thanks for the reminder!
 
2005-05-08 05:51:16 AM  
Edge:
NEgative cache length?

Does this vary per domain name? Also, do some domains get preferential tratement and thus shorter times before their domain name gets updated?
 
2005-05-08 05:54:44 AM  
I needed to look something up, and I had just had a previous search successful a few minutes before. But nothing Google or any of its subdomains were working. After resetting my router and modem (because I've always trusted Google more than my own hardware). Then when I saw Fark was still working, and not just out of the cache, I paniced and ran screaming, naked and tearing my eyes out into the streets. Then, since I really needed this search, I tried Altavista, A9 and Yahoo, in that order. I tried 3 pages of results deep in each, got nothing helpful, and put a stamp on the anthrax letters I had pre-addressed and waiting for Page and Brin. Luckily, on my last try before ehading out to the mail box, I got through to Google News. In conclusion: Google owns.

/shiat, I just triggered Carnivore
//Anthraxanthraxanthraxanthraxpresidentbushanthraxanthraxnucularweaponsanthrax anthraxanthrax
 
2005-05-08 06:06:28 AM  
Cunning Linguist47

haha i really used to do that when my parents got rid of Prodigy and susbsribed to a regular ISP when i was like... 5 or 6. haha, never had much luck though
 
2005-05-08 06:06:52 AM  
Bildo: Doesn't yahoo use google as its' search engine?

Yahoo used to use Google as it's engine but then it decided to buy out Inktomi which provided results to MSN and a few others.

It breaks down into 3 majors right now:

Google with Google providing it's own engine,

Yahoo who bought AllTheWeb, Overture, Inktomi, AltaVista and others and uses it's own engine as well,

and

MSN with one of the cheesiest new bots around that come back with some of the spammiest results you could ever find.
 
2005-05-08 06:16:21 AM  
www.clusty.com is pretty good.
It doesn't have as much as Google has but then again, do you need that much? Plus it sorts results in to relevant categories.
 
2005-05-08 06:16:33 AM  
I KNEW it wasn't just me not being able to access google.com today.
 
2005-05-08 06:17:40 AM  
mmm cheeeese..and..spaamm whats not to like Ku No Ichi?
 
2005-05-08 06:18:57 AM  
arr i seem to be missing an apostrophe up there.
 
2005-05-08 06:23:42 AM  
FYI, GOOGLE WAS NOT SHUT DOWN.
Google was running just fine, if you happened
to have the IP address handy. DNS resolution,
on the other hand, was not working at all.
This was the result of a DNS poisoning attack by
a german hack/crack website. I won't bother
repeating their name. I don't feel like giving
them any extra publicity for such a lame stunt.

You don't have to believe me.
Reality is not contingent upon your belief.

/shrug
 
2005-05-08 06:28:25 AM  
People all over the internets try desperately to remember the name of that other site where you can search for stuff

Just Google for it...oh wait...
 
2005-05-08 06:30:32 AM  
On my end www.google.com would no longer reolove, but just google.com would.

Simple solution was to create an entry in my hosts file that pointed www.google.com to the same IP Address as google.com.

Once that was done Google worked just fine... so obviously there was some fark-up with the DNS for the www.google.com record.
 
2005-05-08 06:35:12 AM  
You guys are all Pathetic.
You need to unplug and get outside more often.
 
2005-05-08 06:38:35 AM  
Is google now critical enough such that we can call in FEMA when this happens? I admit to being dependent on it...
 
2005-05-08 06:39:40 AM  
heh, funny this made the news. but at my job me and a few others often ping google.com as when testing to see if we can get out of the datacenter, cause you know if you cannot reach google then something serious is broken hehehe.
 
2005-05-08 06:42:10 AM  
Sloth-Man: mmm cheeeese..and..spaamm whats not to like Ku No Ichi?

I like me websites with cheese, and me search engines without spam thankyouverymuch.
 
2005-05-08 06:42:16 AM  
I still remember my old friend.
www.altavista.digital.com

/archive.org sucks
 
2005-05-08 06:44:51 AM  
Alot of companies use akamai ArbitraryConstant.

Yahoo,apple,lycos,and IBM for example.

Their services allow data to be cached close to end users and distribute load effectively.
 
2005-05-08 06:48:34 AM  
THAT explains it.
 
2005-05-08 06:50:33 AM  
mandible2

Agreed. Why bother to reinvent enterprise-class load balancing when Akamai has been working on it over two centuries?

/okay, more of a little of the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. :p
 
2005-05-08 07:02:25 AM  
super44: You guys are all Pathetic.
You need to unplug and get outside more often.


hint: telling people on the internet that they need to get out is counter-productive

second hint: especially when you are a blogger
 
2005-05-08 07:03:25 AM  
third hint: it makes you look like a complete twit when most of your blog consist of news story from a site where you told people to get out and get a life
 
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