Yahoo/Excite : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Anyone else having problems with these sites.....they have been totally whacked all day for me.

-- canthappen (, February 21, 2000


So has MSN, fwiw.

-- kritter (, February 21, 2000.

I default to the Exite homepage and it's workin' fine (7:15 pm pst)



-- Mike Taylor (, February 21, 2000. has been funky all night also. Peace

-- granny-TX (, February 21, 2000.

Hubby has been having problems with Yahoo all evening. It seems to be on and off.

-- granny-TX (, February 21, 2000.

Yup, 22:25 and Yahoo MAIN PAGE and E-MAIL down AGAIN. Also down for at least 20 minutes 2:00 this AM. <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 21, 2000.

"My Yahoo" has been my "default" home page for ages, Lately I've noticed similar problems, nothing this evening though.

Been back and forth, on and offline all evening, no problem, at least nothing I've noticed.

Might be a local ISP, net connect problem. I have no idea what might be affecting you locally.

So far, so good, from my location.

-- Michael (, February 21, 2000.

Michael, may be. But why do other sites like Lycos, for example, work OK? Yahoo is seriously messed up today. Could the hackers have done more damage than originally thought?

-- canthappen (, February 21, 2000.


Yahoo mail down several times.


-- Diane J. Squire (, February 21, 2000.

Lot's of Yahoo has been scrambled, for more than a few days... sent an e-mail from my regular account, because the system wouldn't take my password, even when I requested a new one, and tried that.. response was the databases are out of service, but should be back up soon...

Excuse me... a DOS attack does not effect databases, and what about those screwy 5-day stock market charts they haven't been able to fix in almost a month, except for a day or two...

Some deep doo-doo is being waded through in Yahoo land...

-- Carl (, February 22, 2000.

What a minute.. light bulb going off, maybe...

Remember how we started getting the sneaky suspicion that hackers and viruses would be blamed for y2k failures? Now denial of services attacks are being blamed for "corrupted databases", etc...

Anyone else getting a sneaky suspicion that they're running out of fingers for the dike, and anything, anything, but y2k must be blamed... after all, insurance companies will cover malicious hacker attacks, but not y2k failures...

-- Carl (, February 22, 2000.

Welcome to the forum Carl. <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 22, 2000.

Got Yahoo back a little while ago....still doesn't explain why it has been blitzed all day.

-- canthappen (, February 22, 2000.

The excuses are starting to fray around the edges, aren't they...Toronto Stock Exchange had tpo close early today because of a computer glitch. Second day in a row they had problems processing trades...not good.

-- Carl Jenkins (, February 22, 2000.

All in all, a very bizarre day on the net. TB seems to be fine for now though. Glad, so I can get some real news. LL must have taken her prescription or found a dumbass to bed her.

-- canthappen (, February 22, 2000.

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