The Anonymous Widower

BT Broadband Is Like A Whore’s Drawers

All day yesterday and for much of today, BT’s Broadband service has been terrible, going up and down like the unmentionables in the title of this post.

This a typical report about the problem from the BBC.

I do wonder if the problem lies in some of the historic exchanges. I’m connected to CLIssold and as the problem seems to have occurred in all sorts of random places, perhaps it is down to some equipment that is common but not universal on the network.

It’s a blpoody pain in the BuTT.

June 29, 2014 - Posted by | Computing | ,


  1. James,

    The starting point for a lot of yesterday’s BT Broadband national outage was the failure of their primary DNS.

    I’m pretty sure that following that they had some peering issues as despite changing DNS servers, there seemed to be some ongoing routing issues into the afternoon.

    I’m sure lots of people have had to subsequently restart their routers and PCs/devices to clear pollutants from their local DNS caches too.


    Comment by kennypage | June 29, 2014 | Reply

    • It has echoes of the problems one of the banks had a few months ago, when they upgraded a cash-point network. One small bug had all sorts of consequences.

      They did reply to my post by Twitter, which does say they’re watching what happens.

      But it all seems to be working well now!

      Comment by AnonW | June 29, 2014 | Reply

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