Don't blame BT on this occasion, just VPN'd into work and can't get them to load from there either (& no we're not on the BT network)
Whoops, looks like it's fallen off DNS
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** google-public-dns-a.google.com can't find www.bbc.co.uk: Server failed
runs away to take a look
in the meantime
was only off for an hour. Cleaners must have unplugged the wrong cable ;o)
Aye, definitely the cleaners and nothing at all to do with the static switch PDU that I (and others) installed about 10 years ago!!
Technical problems with the BBC website saw a total outage of the news site, iPlayer and other web services yesterday.
BBC bosses admitted that there had been a "major network problem" caused by multiple systems and their backups failing.
Some users, writing online, have speculated that the site had been subject to a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Typically, hackers will crash a website's servers by swamping it with requests, usually from computers that have been hijacked using malicious software.
The BBC said that, at this stage, there was no indication that the failure had been caused by such an attack.
Paul Mutton, a security researcher at Netcraft, said that traffic patterns around the BBC site immediately before and after the outage suggested that it was down to a technical failure.
"It did not look like a DDoS. It was a very abrupt outage," he explained.
full story - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12904586