[Cs-affiliates] DNS outage this morning

Paul Stauffer paulds at bu.edu
Mon Jan 30 07:52:14 EST 2017

Hi all,

>From approximately 4:00am - 7:30am this morning there was an apparent total
failure of BU's DNS infrastructure.  As a result, nearly every technology
service on campus was impacted, including websites, CS e-mail, and the
campus phone system.  Details are still sketchy, since the outage affected
all normal means of communication with IS&T, but as of 7:30am it appears
that one of the three primary DNS servers is back online and responsive, so
other services are gradually coming back at this time.

It's too soon to know what things might remain broken following a DNS
recovery.  If your workstation is having problems, please try rebooting it. 
If you notice other CS infrastructure not working, please contact
support at cs.bu.edu, and we'll investigate.

- Paul

Paul Stauffer <paulds at bu.edu>
Manager of Systems Administration
Computer Science Department
Boston University

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