ASPENSMONSTER

August 23, 2013

nsa.gov is down (Friday August 23 2013 0330 CST 0930 GMT)

Filed under: Uncategorized — aspensmonster @ 2:32 am

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Well that’s interesting:

$ dig nsa.gov

; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> nsa.gov
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 16857
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;nsa.gov. IN A

;; Query time: 32 msec
;; SERVER: 4.2.2.2#53(4.2.2.2)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 23 03:24:33 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 25

$ dig nsa.gov

; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6_4.5 <<>> nsa.gov
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 7136
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;nsa.gov. IN A

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; SERVER: 74.220.198.186#53(74.220.198.186)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 23 03:21:57 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 25

Looks like the Akamai Edge network is resurrecting it. It's resolving to an IP at least. No webpage though.

$ dig www.nsa.gov

; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> www.nsa.gov
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 12653
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.nsa.gov. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.nsa.gov. 300 IN CNAME www.nsa.gov.edgekey.net.
www.nsa.gov.edgekey.net. 21600 IN CNAME e6655.dscna.akamaiedge.net.
e6655.dscna.akamaiedge.net. 20 IN A 23.77.68.226

;; Query time: 202 msec
;; SERVER: 4.2.2.1#53(4.2.2.1)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 23 04:04:51 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 119

Got webpage now. And nsa.gov resolves, but no web there. Edge network still serving.

$ dig nsa.gov @8.8.8.8

; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> nsa.gov @8.8.8.8
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 37987
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;nsa.gov. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
nsa.gov. 300 IN A 65.196.127.226
nsa.gov. 300 IN A 65.196.127.225

;; Query time: 100 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 23 04:21:04 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 57

$ nmap -PN -p 80 65.196.127.225

Starting Nmap 6.25 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2013-08-23 04:24 CDT
Nmap scan report for 65.196.127.225
Host is up.
PORT STATE SERVICE
80/tcp filtered http

$ dig www.nsa.gov @8.8.8.8

; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> www.nsa.gov @8.8.8.8
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 18087
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.nsa.gov. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.nsa.gov. 300 IN CNAME www.nsa.gov.edgekey.net.
www.nsa.gov.edgekey.net. 21600 IN CNAME e6655.dscna.akamaiedge.net.
e6655.dscna.akamaiedge.net. 20 IN A 23.77.68.226

;; Query time: 118 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 23 04:20:59 2013
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 119

$ nmap -PN -p 80 23.77.68.226

Starting Nmap 6.25 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2013-08-23 04:26 CDT
Nmap scan report for a23-77-68-226.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (23.77.68.226)
Host is up (0.037s latency).
PORT STATE SERVICE
80/tcp open http

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