[SATLUG] [OT] Is anyone else having trouble accessing Microsoft.com?

David Salisbury david.salisbury at momentumweb.com
Wed Apr 1 15:42:14 CDT 2009

It looks like it may be an issue with our ISP, perhaps.  I'll look into 
it a bit, thank you guys for looking into it as well.  Our machines are 
clear from Conficker, see the following paragraph (for some reason my 
previous message originally in response to Borries didn't make it to the 
list, so I'll try quoting it here):

"Oh, don't worry, we're clear here from Conficker, all patched up and 
even nmapped for some extra assurance.  It's definitely something with 
Microsoft specifically going on (see the ping web site below).  I'm just 
surprised I'm not seeing any information about it anywhere else??  Maybe 
it's a big April Fool's from Microsoft, taking www.microsoft.com down 
for a day. :)  Seems other sites under their domain are working, but 
alot of them are quite slow. <shrugs>?  (Oh, and www.microsoft.com 
doesn't come up from the Linux boxes either, for the record.)

Interesting note, it comes up fine on an offsite connection via 
Roadrunner, but the connection here (and all the sites pinging their web 
site at the link below) are having trouble.


ed wrote:
> I was able to access their page from the link you gave, on my Linux 
> laptop, but cannot ping them.  I was, however, able to trace route 
> clear into one of their private networks at their firewall crossover 
> from IP addy .  Sounds 
> like your Winderz machine is a Conficker-C victim...
> Cheers...
> Ed

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