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Topic # 26494 24-Sep-2008 14:55

Well currently at 2:34pm all international websites are inaccessible.
Can still get to .co.nz domains and .net.nz but all international sites (ie: the actual reason people go online) are inaccessible.

The Xnet DNS servers are getting attacked so if you want to get anywhere then you need to use alternate DNS servers for the time being.
For those who dont know how to change the DNS Servers go to,
Start->Control Panel->Network Connections,
right click on your active network connection and select "Properties".
In the list select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click [Properties]
Then down the bottom for "Perferred DNS Server:" put in
208.67.222.222
and for "Alternate DNS Server:" put in
208.67.220.220

Those are OpenDNS's servers.

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  Reply # 166757 24-Sep-2008 15:05
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Strike three, you're out. This is the third time the internet had not been available in the last few weeks. After being with xtra for 4 years with maybe one 30 minute problem with the connection once this is absolutely ridiculous. Goodbye xnet, I will be switching to another provider asap.

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  Reply # 166759 24-Sep-2008 15:09
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Thank you kyro lol. It was geting a bit anoying and i was about to ring wxchange up lol. Vel you can not blame world x change for theire services being unavailable due to an attack on their dns servers. It could happend to anyone im afraid. And you can use the dns servers listed above in kyros post to get acccess to the internet. Now if you do not want to do that then it is your problem. But its a shame xnet didnt post this on their status page.



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  Reply # 166762 24-Sep-2008 15:11

Yeah thats what I was thinking, I asked the guy there if they were going to put the OpenDNS server addresses up on the status page and hopefully help lower the stress on the helpdesk and he said he thought it was a great idea and that he would put it forward.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 166767 24-Sep-2008 15:23
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Mhm they might be scared that any other dns servers they try and get people to use will allso be attacked.

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  Reply # 166774 24-Sep-2008 16:04
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Was wondering what was going on. Thanks for the heads up.  Must remind myself to change off opendns after it's sorted as I can't stand the way they constantly redirect back to themselves.

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  Reply # 166776 24-Sep-2008 16:06
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Why xnet I wonder..




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  Reply # 166781 24-Sep-2008 16:23
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jermsie: Why xnet I wonder..
Good Question, maybe they thought Xnet servers might be more accessible? have changed to OpenDNS servers and works fine now.




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  Reply # 166783 24-Sep-2008 16:29

Or maybe some of xnet's customers have become annoyed with the current 12-8am slowdown and have used their contacts to initiate a DDoS attack on the xnet DNS servers. Surprised

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Reply # 166787 24-Sep-2008 16:49
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vel: Strike three, you're out. This is the third time the internet had not been available in the last few weeks. After being with xtra for 4 years with maybe one 30 minute problem with the connection once this is absolutely ridiculous. Goodbye xnet, I will be switching to another provider asap.


DNS outage <> internet not being available.

If you think WxC planned this, you are mistaken.  DoS attacks are crippling, not much you can do when you have the full force of thousands of zombie computers hitting your servers.

I bet WxC will be very sad to lose you.

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  Reply # 166789 24-Sep-2008 16:50
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Bit of a bugger that the internet is down (kinda). But hey, it's only the Internet.

I am quite happy with the product I am recieving from xnet. When I signed up with them I didn't expect it to be perfect 24/7/365

S**t does happen more than once sometimes

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  Reply # 166819 24-Sep-2008 17:47
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What i want to know was why did they start this dos attack at 2:30pm. I mean the best times you think would be either when most of the xnet staff have finished work for the day. Or when the most people are using the internet. But why attack when they did?

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  Reply # 166829 24-Sep-2008 18:21
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pistolpower: What i want to know was why did they start this dos attack at 2:30pm. I mean the best times you think would be either when most of the xnet staff have finished work for the day. Or when the most people are using the internet. But why attack when they did?

Xnet Didn't decide they would get a denial of service attack.
They have also stopped international IP's from accessing their website.




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  Reply # 166842 24-Sep-2008 18:59
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All international access into XNet is denied, even webmail.  Can't see my security camera either.





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  Reply # 166846 24-Sep-2008 19:08
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Seems like Xnet's DNS is automatically forwarded to OpenDNS now...

Even though the DNS shown using "ipconfig /all" is not that of OpenDNS, using the Firefox address bar to search still defaults to OpenDNS search.



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  Reply # 166858 24-Sep-2008 19:37

xnet.co.nz is unreachable via OpenDNS anymore and it seams xnets email servers have been dropped.Interesting....

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