Another Costly Typing Error at DreamHost

DreamHost was offline Friday night due to a typing error involving a primary router, the company says.

Rich Miller

March 8, 2008

1 Min Read
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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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