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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:28 PM

 

"It appearsTwitter Outage is due to Russia holding one of their DNS Servers"

https://mobile.twitter.com/mikefarb1/status/865584507164008448



MikeFarb @mikefarb1

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It appears the Twitter Outage is due to Russia holding one of their DNS Servers. It is getting real.



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I know little as to how this tech world works.
Anyone care to add to this?

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Reply "It appearsTwitter Outage is due to Russia holding one of their DNS Servers" (Original post)
mhw May 19 OP
Ohioblue22 May 19 #1
Deb May 19 #2
mhw May 19 #4
Ohioblue22 May 19 #7
angrychair May 19 #3
mhw May 19 #5
snooper2 May 19 #6
mhw May 19 #8
juxtaposed May 19 #9
FranceIsBacon May 19 #10
mhw May 19 #11

Response to mhw (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:41 PM

1. maybe russia is trying to keep shitler from tweeting their entire plan

 

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:46 PM

2. my thought too

or perhaps trying to prevent a war?

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:52 PM

4. LOL.

 

They've exhausted every other thing they could think of.
He's their problem too now. ha

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Response to mhw (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:02 PM

7. this is some serious blowback for them

 

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:47 PM

3. The statement in the OP is not enough information

A DNS server is a device that takes a name and resolves it to the specific address of that name example: no matter where you are in the world, you can type the name http://www.google.com and a DNS server will resolve it to that website's specific address 8.8.8.8

The image does show a Russian DNS Server (the .ru is the country code for Russia in Internet address speak)

I myself cannot see from this image if it is the cause of the issue or that it is all that interesting as there are a whole list of DNS servers from several places listed.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:59 PM

5. Hmm ok. Perhaps there is more info in the twitter feed at the link.

 

Its interesting to read thru but their tech speak loses me.

Thanks. Kinda wanted to know the degree of seriousness to this statement.

Feels like whiplash today..too much at one time ya know

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:59 PM

6. more fake news LOL

Reverse IP results for twitter.com (104.244.42.1, 104.244.42.129)
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Domain Last Resolved Date
mat.lu 2017-05-19
matthieulucas.fr 2017-05-19
twitter.com 2017-05-19
twitter.eus 2017-05-19
twitter.jp 2017-05-19
twitter.org 2017-05-19
twittertrademarks.com 2017-05-19
twopensource.com 2017-05-16
xn--2017-83dlgik3a7d2awca.xn--p1acf 2017-05-19

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:02 PM

8. Ha..well that explains something but not to my not-tech brain.

 

Oh well..

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:32 PM

9. could this be alt-right B/S? Fake news, or post?

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Response to mhw (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:51 PM

10. Not quite

Ok, sooooo.... I have no idea how to explain what you're actually looking at. Essentially, you're looking at all of the hostnames that point to that load balancer. It has nothing to do with Twitter's DNS.

Not trying to rain on your parade, you put forth the effort of looking into something that falls into a subject outside of your area of expertise, I applaud that. But you are looking at the equivalent of a shopping list (in terms of innocuousness and relevance to Twitter's DNS).

Source: Am a professional

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Response to FranceIsBacon (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:11 PM

11. Ok well thank you.

 

It's always best to ask those with more knowledge on subjects of curious interest.

So I did.
& thanks.

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