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Cox Customers Cannot Connect To Google

Anonymous Coward writes | about 7 years ago

Google 7

Anonymous Coward writes "Right now Cox Communications Customers cannot connect to google or gmail. They are being blocked by Cox.
The only way to connect is to use a direct IP address. In fact Cox knows it has a problem and if you call their tech support line they specifically acknowledge that customers cannot connect to Google. This seems awfully suspicious... Metered internet access?(!)"

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Baton Rouge is Alive. (1)

Erris (531066) | about 7 years ago | (#20525587)

I get through to both right now, but others may not. This is worth monitoring.

Re:Baton Rouge is Alive. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20528253)

Wow, isn't it a coincedence: both you and Twitter live in Baton Rouge!

You're not even trying, right?

San Diego / San Marcos Under Control Of The Man (1)

digitalextremist (818027) | about 7 years ago | (#20526549)

Cox North County San Diego is affected. Gmail was working earlier but appears to be stopped now as well. Anyone have any recourse in mind?

Corporate Denial Of Service Attacks? (1)

digitalextremist (818027) | about 7 years ago | (#20526559)

This has been going on most of the day. Without setting up /etc/hosts entries for all impacted host records, there must be something that can be done. Is this notice of things to come?

No specifics on Cox support lines. (1)

digitalextremist (818027) | about 7 years ago | (#20526587)

The technical support line has little information at all, and no time tables. Why would a particular site be impacted like this?

Back online. But why? (1)

digitalextremist (818027) | about 7 years ago | (#20526599)

Being someone responsible for uptime, and being a customer in this instance, this is too weird. It's almost like y2k where everyone was forced to realize reliance, but not suffer any real consequence right away. I wonder what happened to cause such a very long outage, and what will happen with Cox because of this, if anything happens at all.

Cue the paranoia (1)

Colin Smith (2679) | about 7 years ago | (#20527487)

FFS! If you can connect using an IP address it's just a DNS problem.

 
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