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Valerie

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A Technical Conundrum
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:43:43 AM »
Hi Alan, this is probably a question for you
Our server (Telstra) has crashed and I cannot access any of my usual sites.  Except yours!  Most peculiar.  As Prof SM used to say:  "Why is it so?"
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Re: A Technical Conundrum
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 12:07:17 PM »
So the problem is?

From what I can gather, the problem affects some of the domain name servers used by Telstra, so it might be hit and miss as to which sites you can get to. Hopefully they'll be able to fix it soon.

(Telstra is the biggest internet provider in Australia - for the benefit of forumites in other countries.)
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Re: A Technical Conundrum
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 02:12:20 PM »
I started the 10am game at about 10am.
About 2 minutes later, the internet went down.

I could continue to play, but could not see other people scores, nor use dictionary.
I guess these use online resources.

However, game probably loads the full results, so I could continue to play, locally.


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Re: A Technical Conundrum
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 02:16:06 PM »
Hi Alan,  What's my problem?  Ha ha!  Indeed.  Funny lad!
Oddly, as I was trying to reply to you earlier, your site also went belly-up.
A few hours later and we are all back to normal, thank goodness.
Thank you for your super prompt response.  On the ball as always!

Have just seen the News that Telstra was hit with a cyber attack.

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« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 02:24:56 PM by Valerie »
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Re: A Technical Conundrum
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 02:36:39 PM »
Yes I just went into Telstra cause our wifi is down too - didn't know about the cyber attack - if I want to pay $55 they will give me a sim card to put in a spare device like a phone to hotspot the rest of our devices until the $55 runs out (probably half an hour with two teenagers).
They won't credit the $55 sim though. Are you kidding?