Oz Parliament Website Dead
Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-01-10
Has parliament fallen foul of the internet filter? Maybe not, but given that quite a few keywords that would appear in a content-filtering blacklist would be found in Hansard, and testing is apparently underway, who knows?
It is just after 19:00 AEDST and the Australian Parliament website is offline, dead, out of action, crashed, … it has ceased to ping. Either there is shocking IT planning, or delicious irony. No "we are going off air for scheduled maintenance" messages were on the website earlier today that I could see.
Or has someone hacked in?
This would be a giggle if it wasn’t such an indicator of incompetence somewhere where there shouldn’t be any.
Has anybody else seen the same thing?
Anybody feel like doing a more complete parody of the parrot sketch?
20:00 22:00 23:00 23:55 05:00 and still out of action. If anyone can note when (hopefully not if it comes up again with a cron job or something using wget/traceroute/ping, that would be fantastic, as would any times when somebody FIRST noticed this. Jacques from Club Troppo has confirmed the parrot sketch applicability.