Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down
Managed cloud service provider Rackspace has recovered from a DDoS attack that crippled the company’s DNS servers for 11 hours earlier this week.
The DNS (Domain Name System) connectivity issues began Monday, according to a Google Plus post from Rackspace on Monday.
“We are monitoring a connectivity issue impacting our DNS environment that began at approximately 01:10 CST December 22nd,” the post says. “Our engineers have taken steps to mitigate impact from this issue, however some of our customers may continue to experience intermittent periods of latency, packet loss, or connectivity failures when attempting to reach rackspace.com or subdomains within rackspace.com.”