UK internet throws a wobbly
Who kicked the plug out?
Several major corporate websites in the UK and parts of Microsoft’s MSN service and Hotmail have been down today.
A spokeswoman for Natwest said: “Yes, we’ve been having DNS (domain name server) problems today which have stopped access to the website. We’re still working on fixing the problem.”
Sky.com, skybroadband.com and Telstra Europe were also affected.
A spokeswoman for Sky blamed the problems on PSINet – the backbone provider bought by Telstra Europe. PSINet was unable to comment when we called them.
The Internet Traffic Report showed an outage at BT's Ilford core router.
A spokesman for BT said he was not aware of any major network problems today.®