UPDATED: The Pirate Bay Down Again - Reason Unknown
Famous bittorrent search engine The Pirate Bay is down again. It's been on the receiving end of copyright holders' attacks for years over alleged, but never proved, financial losses due to copyright infringements, so one would expect one of rights organizations such as the RIAA to be behind the outage. It's now down again and no one appears to know why. It's not simply unavailable in certain regions either, so it's not due to censorship (although it is censored in some countries). Also, no statements from the likes of the RIAA have been made, because if they took it out they would make sure everybody knew about it. So, it could be due to any number if reasons and we'll report any updates to this situation.
UPDATE Turns out that it was just a minor technical issue caused by the leap second put in at the end of June and the site is now back up, as a TPB staff member explained, "TPB crashed just after midnight June 30th GMT (5.5 hrs ago) The crash appears to have been caused by the leap second that was issued at midnight. Due to a bug in the NTP daemon, this has caused crashes of Debian based Linux machines all over the world. TPB will be back as soon as we can get a sober admin to fix the problem". More info at ZeroPaid. File sharers can rest easy once again. For now.
We pinged both the server and the domain name. Both pings timed out on our end. This means you can rule out a DNS issue at least, but that still opens the door to a whole host of other possibilities.
Posted by | Sat, Jun 30, 2012 - 08:45 PM