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Topic # 29951 24-Jan-2009 08:46 Send private message

Is it just me or are xtra having some serious DNS issues this morning - like not being able to resolve any .xtra.co.nz addresses....

Tried to ring thier help desk but they are expericing "heavy load" so maybe its not just me.

I cant resolve any .xtra.co.nz address from thier or anyone elses DNS servers...

Ouch.

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  Reply # 191732 24-Jan-2009 08:52 Send private message

Can't connect to xtra.co.nz from the interw3bs so they are obviously suffering a major outage.

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  Reply # 191733 24-Jan-2009 08:53 Send private message

Seems alright for me?

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  Reply # 191734 24-Jan-2009 09:07 Send private message

I'm with Xnet.. can't ressolve xtra.co.nz or yp.co.nz or whitepages.co.nz. Even using an online ping service based overseas. (Which eliminates Xnet. Yay!)

VERY annoying.

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Reply # 191736 24-Jan-2009 09:09 Send private message

I'm using Xtras DNS servers on my broadband connection. It seems that I can look up other domains successfully (ie. Geekzone, Microsoft, Google, even telecom.co.nz), but xtra.co.nz returns no record.





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  Reply # 191749 24-Jan-2009 09:27 Send private message

lol - do you think Xtra backend support know yet? Whats the bet the helpdesk just think theres a big spate of people who need to reboot thier modems this morning... ;-)

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  Reply # 191751 24-Jan-2009 09:32 Send private message

yep, dns is down for all the customers i tried who have domain names hosted at xtra, and it seems those to use
alien.xtra etc cant connect to pop3.officemail.co.nz

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  Reply # 191753 24-Jan-2009 09:41 Send private message

Saturday, 24 January, 9:20 AM, having the same sort of problems. Can't resolve either pop3.xtra.co.nz or send.xtra.co.nz from within the Xtra network. (219.89.135.xx)

Same experience with "heavy usage" contacting the help desk, with the added bonus of obnoxiously loud Music on Hold. I'd imagine trying to capture IP addresses would be futile, at least in the long run. Xtra used to move their servers around regularly and at least the pop server is aliased somewhere else.

Note that there have been no outage reports in the last several days. An added benefit or their customers not being able to reach representatives, no doubt.

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  Reply # 191754 24-Jan-2009 09:43 Send private message

I can't get into the National Bank this morning either - glad to think it may not be my system

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  Reply # 191756 24-Jan-2009 09:48 Send private message

DNS server works for me but can't get into pop3 or resolve their own domain..




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  Reply # 191757 24-Jan-2009 09:55 Send private message

The PSIS site seems to be down as well...

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  Reply # 191758 24-Jan-2009 09:56 Send private message

haha. xtra's dns servers are borked.. :)

tested via multiple providers, all the same - no dns.. connectivity to client ips within xtra's network is ok...

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  Reply # 191761 24-Jan-2009 10:20 Send private message

24 January 9:47 AM

Got through to customer service. Was told their network was down and that they were working on it. When I asked how come there was no notice anywhere of the outage I was assured that there was both a phone message when calling the help line and notification on their web site, neither or which I could 'share in the user experience' personally. My apologies to the customer service representative who sounded somewhat exasperated when I snickered. Wouldn't want their job for the world.






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  Reply # 191793 24-Jan-2009 13:07 Send private message

Issues were detected this morning and have been ongoing since with some services restored.
No ETA at present.




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  Reply # 191798 24-Jan-2009 13:25 Send private message

I've been able to access the mail servers since around noon.   The above mentioned whitepages.co.nz still fails a name lookup for yellow.co.nz.

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  Reply # 191806 24-Jan-2009 14:15 Send private message

diogratia: I've been able to access the mail servers since around noon.   The above mentioned whitepages.co.nz still fails a name lookup for yellow.co.nz.


Really? Because I can.

joshf@punisher:~$ host -t a whitepages.co.nz alien.xtra.co.nz
Using domain server:
Name: alien.xtra.co.nz
Address: 202.27.184.3#53
Aliases:

whitepages.co.nz has address 210.55.1.5
joshf@punisher:~$ host -t a yellow.co.nz alien.xtra.co.nz
Using domain server:
Name: alien.xtra.co.nz
Address: 202.27.184.3#53
Aliases:

yellow.co.nz has address 210.55.1.4

Same with the caching servers:

joshf@punisher:~$ host -t a yellow.co.nz dnsc1.xtra.co.nz
Using domain server:
Name: dnsc1.xtra.co.nz
Address: 202.27.158.40#53
Aliases:

yellow.co.nz has address 210.55.1.4

May be your end?




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