Gmail falls down, goes BOOM!

By | May 24, 2006

I’ve been trying to access my gmail since at least 8:00 pm tonight. Each and every time, I get a server error. At first it was simply a generic error and now it is a “we’re working on the problem” error message.

So what happened Google? DDOS attack? Wouldn’t think that could take down a google service, but you just never know. Maybe Google has finally spread it’s server farms a little too thin. The rapid expansion of the Google services and usage could account for a minor glitch in the servers if the load became too high. Not very likely, but possible.

My guess? An upgrade gone wrong. Either that or somebody tripped over the fibre and pulled it out of the socket. 😉