Has FreeRepublic experience y2k meltdown?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
FreeRepublic has been down for over 24 hours. Any Freepers here know what's going on? Y2K? Cyber attack?
-- noahltl (email@example.com), December 22, 1999
FreeRepublic stopped its y2k thread months ago. Revenge of the nerds.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
Free Republic had a problem with their ISP. I'm not a "techy", but it had something to do with the routing and muddling the "number address". Free Republic founder, Jim Robinson, has said: "We'll be using this URL for 7 to 10 days. And then we'll switch to http://www.FreeRepublic.com and everybody will have to toss their cookies and get new ones. You may be able to access www.FreeRepublic.com before then, and hopefully it will redirect to http://126.96.36.199, otherwise we'll have problems with logins."
There used to be a Y2K thread, but when they re-did the site, it was gone, as far as I could tell.
I don't know if there now is a specific Y2K thread, but there are many articles posted about the possible coming Y2K problems...I usually try a ctrl-f to find y2k articles, if that helps?
-- Birdlady (Birdlady@nest.home), December 23, 1999.