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Community and blogging site LiveJournal is continuing to suffer a prolonged outage. The service has been down since Monday due to unspecified data centre problems. Russian media firm SUP bought LiveJournal from original developers Six Apart back in 2007 before moving product development and design functions to Russia. …

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Its not actually totally down...

..It is sometimes totally unresponsive, and sometimes its even more sluggish than it normally is (which means its very very slow) but its not totally down.

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Re: Its not actually totally down...

I believe that the recognised state that you are struggling to describe there is; "Dying on its arse".

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LIveJournal

Its 5 users must be gutted.

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LiveJournal?

People still use that?

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In Soviet Russia

LiveJournal uses you.

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Anonymous Coward?

People still do that?

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It appears to be location-dependent

LJ is down in Europe, but with a US VPN it still works pretty smoothly. Odd.

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Geographic load balancing

That's actually the sort of behaviour you'd expect if they're using DNS to load balance between datacentres on each continent and only one has a problem (also means they haven't then decided to route all Euro traffic to the US servers, or the change hasn't propagated yet).

P.S. "me too" for the "people still use LiveJournal?!?" sentiment

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It is all down?

I was getting some access yesterday. I see good times and bad times, so maybe location, time, and load, all make a difference.

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lol...

Oh LJ, you interweb relic.

In other news - AOL keywords in decline.

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Clicked the status link and then link at bottom

Status page at least is hosted by "Warped Unlimited Web Hosting" who'll host your entire site for $5. This might explain a few things if they're also hosting the rest of LJ.

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DDoS

LJ have stated now it's a DDoS attack.

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..aaaaaand... (drumroll, please)

Damn thing's still down. Can't get past the login screen.

OK, it's free.

OK, it's not that well respected by some out there.

But ye gods, can't they at least stick a "the server's screwed, come back later" page up instead of the login page, until they actually DO get it fixed?

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