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WordPress.com blog hosting suffers outage

The WordPress.com blog hosting service suffered a two-hour-long outage today. The downtime had nothing to do with the WordPress CMS, but instead rendered the 10 million sites using its free blog hosting service unavailable.

The cause of the outage is still being investigated, but right now it seems as though one router caused all the ruckus. Apparently someone at one of the four data centers where WordPress rents space made a configuration change to a core router. This not only blocked off access to the blogs at that particular facility, but the other three data centers as well.

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