Home on the web ~ Dan Van Fleet

Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

Home on the web ~ Dan Van Fleet - Information on SoftPro ProForm with some general computer tips and techniques, with a bit of me.

FedEx Web Services went down today

The Web is an interesting place, when we start distributing systems over diverse physical locations fun things can happen. One person can have access to a resource, while another one is denied.  Chicago says but it works for me while Columbus says, it's down for us.  Today after a 4 or so hour outage of FedEx Web Services that's precisely what happened as the systems were coming on line.

Check out this screen shot

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There are 2 browsers open both refreshed at the same time, one working, one not.  The difference is Internet Explorer is seeing a network 100 miles away from the network that Firefox is seeing.

About 15 minutes later both were on-line.  That's geek cool!

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