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Old 03-24-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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google is down!! 503 server error



how could this have happened?
since google runs on a linux cluster i thought maybe i'd ask here. whats th 503 server error?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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Appears to be working fine. Did this happen earlier?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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has happened once or twice before - only for a minute though. this time round it stayed for a good 10 min!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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This isn't a linux technical question since there's nothing we can do about it. Linux-General is for problems relating to Linux - problems with websites belong in General.

Moved.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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I never understood why people have to report that sites are down, it happens, its life.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:47 AM   #6
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Red face

i agree i may have emphasised the wrong information. what i wanted to know was, since google runs a cluster (which i only have a vague idea of) of linux computers - 10,000 or something? , what could happen that could cause the whole site to go down.

reporting it was not my main aim
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:10 AM   #7
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Originally posted by thehundredthone
what could happen that could cause the whole site to go down.
Well, there are 1,463,214.4 things that could go wrong.

And linux, or more importantly, probably, the administration of linux, is not perfect. So you can't expect 100% uptime all the time.

Also, it could just be that some link in the path from you and your ISP to the google server was broken.

Or, as in my case, a giant spaceship sometimes hovers over my house and disrupts everything.
 
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1 computer or 10,000 computers... a site can still be unavailable or down for any reason. The amount of computers to me makes no difference really..
 
  


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