Posted By Rich Miller On March 8, 2008 @ 2:55 pm In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Thousands of web sites hosted at DreamHost were offline Friday night for more than an hour. Here’s the explanation :
Due to a typing error on our primary router while trying to block a denial of service attack, DreamHost is currently offline. This includes all email, web hosting, etc. A technician is about 15 minutes out from our datacenter to undo this mistake. I apologize for this mistake. I was intending to be editing our non-live access-list, and edited the live one by mistake.
Back on Jan. 15 DreamHost overbilled customers by $7.5 million  when the co-founder typed “2008″ instead of 2007 in the company’s billing software.
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URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/03/08/another-costly-typing-error-at-dreamhost/
URLs in this post:
 explanation: http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/03/07/dreamhost-firewall-error/
 overbilled customers by $7.5 million: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/15/75_million_billing_error_at_dreamhost.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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