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

Ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 16:45:42 CDT 2009


Amazing...

I changed locations to see if my small work-related network might be
affected -- it isn't.

However, from this location, while I can access www.microsoft.com from 3
machines (2 Win-XP and 1 Ubuntu), I cannot ping, whois or trace route
Microsoft from either of the three machines.

I can, however read Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee and F-Secure pages from here
on all three machines; and was able to update Symantec, AVG and Avast!
anti-virus packages. Maybe its just M$ running scared? Go figure...

Cheers;
Ed
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On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:42 PM, David Salisbury <
david.salisbury at momentumweb.com> wrote:

> 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.
> David"
>
> David
>
> 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
>> 207.46.34.41/ge-1-0-0-0.col-64c-1b.ntwk.msn.net .  Sounds like your
>> Winderz machine is a Conficker-C victim...
>>
>> Cheers...
>> Ed
>>
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