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Time Warner Cable Internet sees brief but massive outage

updated 10:05 am EST, Mon November 7, 2011

Time Warner Cable sees all Internet go out in blip

Time Warner Cable confirmed this morning that it had suffered an unusual, national-level Internet outage. Although lasting just minutes, users across the country, including in Austin, New York, and Kansas City, all found themselves unable to get online. The company didn't yet have an explanation for what had happened.

National-level issues can have multiple causes but are usually tied to central servers. The potential reasons could include DNS (domain name service) servers preventing users from visiting regular web addresses as well as central routing issues, among others.

Most Internet outages are regionalized based on the failures of just local servers or network infrastructure.




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  1. facebook_Randy

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    NSA,Russia, or China

    What is the NSA Russia or China's net crawlers being installed in a quick fashion? Damn where is my tin foil hat.

  1. facebook_Randy

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    NSA,Russia, or China

    What is the NSA Russia or China's net crawlers being installed in a quick fashion? Damn where is my tin foil hat.

  1. bazaarsoft

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wasn't a DNS issue

    An ongoing stream failed - which wouldn't have required a DNS lookup. Probably a router fail/flap of some kind.

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