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tinto
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BBC web site

I've just tried and failed, to get into the BBC website, I'm getting a 500 internal error message.  This is said  to be one of the biggest and busiest web sites on the net and I've never known this before.
Anyone else tried it in the past few minutes?
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: BBC web site

Yep dito
198kHz
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Re: BBC web site

Same here - and my bookmarked link to BBC News times out.
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Re: BBC web site

and me too
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It's not just you! http://www.bbc.co.uk looks down from here.
Check another site?
198kHz
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Re: BBC web site

Something major seemingly - IPlayer gives
Error 503 Service Unavailable
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Re: BBC web site

Same here.
I initially just assumed that JDownloader was hogging all the bandwidth as it occasionally does.
But then saw this thread...
Edit: just got the message below

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prichardson
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Re: BBC web site

Looks pretty dead across three separate provider connections I am able to use here.
Ranging from complete connection timeout, connection but no response then the connection closes, to a 500 error.
The Beeb looks pretty dead on our graphing
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Re: BBC web site

the news site is back up and iPlayer as well
Midnight_Caller
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From BBC twitter
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We are aware that our website is experiencing some difficulties and we are investigating

[Edit]
404  Error
http://www.bbc.com/
500 Error
http://www.bbc.co.uk
tinto
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Re: BBC web site

I've just now been on the BBC news website and guess what?
One of their headlines is that the O2 mobile service  was down for several hours earlier today.
Are we experiencing denial of service attacks?
Plusnet, tuck your skirts in  Grin Grin Grin
Midnight_Caller
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Re: BBC web site

I am still geting Error 500
prichardson
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Re: BBC web site

Things look to be returning to normal now, but not there yet
Looking at the steady decline since 20:00, it suggests this was a cascading problem, so would normally take a short while to fully come back up too.
[Moderator's note by Jim (Oldjim)  image tag fixed.
Moderator's note by Dick (Strat) Wayward square bracket removed. ]

Midnight_Caller
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BBC is now back up and running for me.
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Me three Smiley

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Re: BBC web site

now up also 21:35