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RE: paypal down!
It's a server (or farm) in the rotation. First 2 tries to get to eBay and PayPal failed from home but the 3rd worked. I managed to complete a payment on items I won, so the whole process from eBay to PayPal worked without any error code after those first 2. Joe Johnson [email protected] -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Scott Morris Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:27 PM To: 'Kevin Day'; 'Hannigan, Martin' Cc: [email protected] Subject: RE: paypal down! It appears they're really down. I just tried 'em, and the IP address that comes back really does resolve to Ebay's holdings.... Or someone scammed a whole /19 to make the whole thing up, in which case I have to hand it to 'em! Compromising one host is dandy, but a whole netblock is pretty damned festive! (AS11643 is reporting it, which again appears to be correct) Perhaps it is what it is and they're having karma problems. Scott -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Kevin Day Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:58 PM To: Hannigan, Martin Cc: [email protected] Subject: Re: paypal down! On Nov 15, 2005, at 9:45 PM, Hannigan, Martin wrote: >>> www.paypal.com >>> >>> Internal Server Error >>> >>> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was >>> unable to complete your request. >>> >>> Please contact the server administrator, >> [email protected] and inform >>> them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might >> have done >>> that may have caused the error. >>> >>> More information about this error may be available in the >> server error >>> log. >> >> Works for me. Same BS splash advertising that always comes up. Damn >> that is annoying. >> > > Yes, but it *is* up. Same here. Probably one of the rotation web > servers had > an issue or something minor. > Or there's a chance that you've got a trojan/malware install on the computer. I had someone contact me the other day with a nearly identical complaint, "Why have PayPal and eBay been down all day?" They were alternately getting a 404 or 503 for those sites, but everything else worked. Their hosts file had entries for ebay, google, a number of banks, common phishing targets. Even more fun was when I deleted the hosts file, after his next reboot it pulled an updated hosts file with new working IPs from somewhere. I'm guessing the malware phishers don't have a five-nines array of redundant proxies yet. :)