Canada.com struggles under load

Just a few days after the CBC.ca network went down, Canada.com was out for most of the day yesterday, making the websites of 10 Canadian daily newspapers (the National Post has its own server and was unaffected) inaccessible. Though back up now, the server is running noticeably slow.

Coincidence? Probably. Inside the CBC talks about an internal server data failure, while the rumour at Canada.com is a DOS attack. (Besides, who would want to take out the commies and the fascists?)

Jack Todd needed four tries to file his story yesterday. (Go ahead, make your jokes)

UPDATE (June 3): Kate points out problems at Cyberpresse this morning, wondering if there’s an evil conspiracy afoot. I think it’s Julie Couillard’s exes out to destroy the media.

One thought on “Canada.com struggles under load

  1. David Pinto

    Well, I had a similar problem this morning (Thursdy, June 5).
    I tried to access http://www.montrealgazette.com and got a totally different page than the usual. There were no stories at all on the page — and no pictures either.
    Instead there was a series of categories in a box at the left hand side of the page, but when you clicked on one, it only produced a series of websites that sort of related to the request, but were not canada.com sites.
    Five minutes later, though, the usual site was back in its place.

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