Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hulu Down and Up!

This evening, Hulu went down for about an hour, and you have to hand it to them-- they posted a full explanation on their site to let us all know what happened. Here's the skinny:

"Around 6:45pm, we accidentally deployed an incorrect DNS record and this change was cached out to public DNS servers causing all * domains (including our email server, SVN depot, the whole kitchen sink) to resolve into the ether.

With the help of our guardian angel (thanks Phil!), we fixed the DNS change but then had to wait helplessly for it to fully propagate which took a bit of time..."

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