python.org is down?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 19:52:41 CEST 2011


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 3:34 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Laszlo Nagy, 24.07.2011 09:43:
>>
>> Can it be a problem on my side? I have tried from several different
>> computers. I cannot even ping it.
>
> What's even worse is that PyPI is extremely slow in responding, even up to
> connection failures. I can live with www.python.org being down for a bit,
> but PyPI is a serious piece of infrastructure to many users.

pypi.python.org pages seem to reference ancillary components from
www.python.org, so the latter being down causes delays on the former.
You could cut it off by creating a hosts entry pointing www.python.org
to 127.0.0.1 or something - it'd fail more quickly that way.

ChrisA



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