We have had some routing problems this morning with several networks used by our provider in San Diego. The problem have been ongoing with the network links appearing and disappearing from the perspective of NZ and aussie (there is less of a issue from overseas networks). They’re working on it. It started just before 7am and is starting to look stable at about 11am.
Ironically, I’m just waiting for some due diligence to be done on a local supplier for the election year server – ie that they won’t just fold if a malicious complaint is made. The current warm backup system can’t handle the load (it was having problems handling the comments being fed to it), so it is currently off. The new server was due to get configured this weekend but that is looking less likely because it is unlikely to get provisioned before Monday.
And no, this isn’t an April fools joke…. But since we last had a failure almost exactly a year ago at the end of March running over April 1, I’m starting to get superstitious.