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BBC Web Site Issue

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BBC Web Site Issue

Is it just me or is there an issue with this site?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news
When I try to access it I get either a "The connection was reset" or an "Internal Server Error" page.

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Re: BBC News Site Issue

No problem here Wink
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Well that's weird as it's been like this since 07:24 this morning?
I've just tried again so I could get a screen capture, but it now works on the main page but trying to read a story I get this:

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Thanks for that, was starting to scratch my head over that one.
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Re: BBC News Site Issue

It seems to be the whole BBC site not just the news Sad
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Yes, using the link provided by Anniesboy says that the BBC site may be down at the time of testing.
I wonder if it's under attack? The BBC site uses multiple IPs so for it to be so busy that it can't serve a simple request implies that there are some serious issues going on somewhere.
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Re: BBC News Site Issue

I've done a ping test and tracert to the BBC - both worked OK, but it was 30 or so minutes ago.
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Re: BBC News Site Issue

definitely dead, via pn and two differing vpn's.
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It keeps reappearing for a few minutes at a time. Could this be a DDoS attack I wonder?
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I wondered what had happened - thanks for confirming it
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Strange - no mention of this major outage on the BBC News 24 channel. Huh
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I have been trying for several hours , still get internal error 500  Lips are sealed
is IT down for me , says its down for everyone
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its dead jim
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-iplayer-website-radio-crashes-7096520
Twitter is full of it apparently. "A technical issue".