09 Apr 2020

Instapundit Down Since Yesterday!

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All web sites occasionally have technical issues, but Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit blog is the absolute top of the heap in Conservative commentary, and it is well-supported by skilled professionals. I’ve seen it down before for a few hours, but never overnight.

My guess is that the site was taken down by a deliberate and very technically sophisticated attack in response to some posting or other criticizing the government of China and attributing to it responsibility for the COVID-19 international pandemic.

Cross Fu Manchu and the nefarious Si Fan, and the next thing you know, there’s a hamadryad in your bed.

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UPDATE, 4/10:

Late yesterday, I was able to connect to Instapundit with Chrome & Explorer. Firefox still produces the same “Error establishing a database connection” message.

I have changed nothing in Firefox. Of course, an update may have.

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UPDATE, 4/11:

Vanderleun suggests that clearing your cache may solve the problem. I would not be surprised if he was right.

NEW UPDATE, later 4/11:

It’s fixed. Glenn Reynolds stepped in and got it done.

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bob sykes

The site has been up since at least 5 am today.



Lee

I get error establishing a database connection…



Gerard vanderleun

In Chrome my connection has always been solid including yesterday and today.

Checking Firefox (mac) and Brave (mac) and Safari (mac).

Back later.



Gerard vanderleun

Brave, Safari, and Firefox all connect without difficulty.

Try clearing your cache,.



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