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    google under attack?

    for the past couple of days i've been getting occasional failure to connect to gmail. today it was worse. 6 failures to connect in a row. so i did an AAAA query to get the IPv6 address and put that in front of "mail.google.com" and appended that to /etc/hosts an tried again. it pops right up and runs just fine. it seems like maybe their IPv4 is under attack. i cannot imagine a failure at google lasting more than a couple hours.

    anyone else seeing any network problems with google?
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    Re: google under attack?

    No problems here with gmail or Firefox.
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    Re: google under attack?

    I'm not seeing it either using Firefox and Gmail.

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    Re: google under attack?

    i could guess that you guys are connecting over IPv6. i was told there was a way to have Firefox try IPv6 first and fall back to IPv4 if there is no IPv6 address or the connection is refused or does not succeed within a time frame, but i never got an answer when i asked how. all the answers i got from Google used IPv6 exclusively.

    but i have no idea at all if you guys are doing IPv6.

    too bad most web sites don't try to make things work by IP address.
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    Re: google under attack?

    i disable ipv6

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