[Wikimedia-l] This afternoon's system outage

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 15:02:47 UTC 2012

On 6 August 2012 15:53, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 August 2012 15:52, WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi, after crashing an hour or so ago EN Wikipedia has started to come back
>> but with a really strange appearance - less usable than Vector. Rumour has
>> it that someone cut through a fibre optic cable in Florida, so far none of
>> the parties to various incidents on the Dwamah boards have fessed up as
>> responsible. If anyone in the know could give more details it would be nice.

> Please do, it's making the news already (Mashable, CNet) and the BBC
> just called to ask about it :-)
> Front page is back for me, fwiw.

According to #wikimedia-tech a few hours ago, a cut fibre cable:

"Wikipedia is currently down due to networking issues (read: fiber
being accidentally cut) in the Tampa Datacenter."

- d.

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