Is Dreamhost webmail down?
Dreamhost webmail is not down, in fact, I’m writing this email the old fashion way via the dreamhost.com mail interface.
This issue is due to a worldwide DNS outage at layer Communications.
From their site: “At approximately 10:45 AM Pacific today (October 3, 2004), all of NLayer Communications’ DNS servers experienced a failure with the majority of our zones becoming unresponsive. This outage affected all customers using any of NLayer’s hosted DNS services as well as any customer attempting to resolve domains managed by those systems (including domains managed by traffic manager, email host, and point).
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NLayer is working hard to restore service and has already restored most of the zones affected by this outage. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced as a result of the outage and assure you that we are making every effort to fix the problem.”
nLayer Communications is a big provider in the US, but also serves customers from Japan (NTT) and Europe (Cogent, France Telecom). If one of their customers has a problem, it affects all their customers.
So get your mails from Dreamhost manually for this period until the player gets their stuff back up and running. I’m not sure when that will be, but hopefully soon.
In the meantime use Altavista or google to find email forms to send emails to your friends.