RE: paypal down!

> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was
> unable to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator, and inform
> them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might
have done
> that may have caused the error.
> More information about this error may be available in the
server error
> log.

Works for me. Same BS splash advertising that always comes
up. Damn that
is annoying.

Yes, but it *is* up. Same here. Probably one of the rotation web servers had
an issue or something minor.


Or there's a chance that you've got a trojan/malware install on the computer.

I had someone contact me the other day with a nearly identical complaint, "Why have PayPal and eBay been down all day?" They were alternately getting a 404 or 503 for those sites, but everything else worked. Their hosts file had entries for ebay, google, a number of banks, common phishing targets. Even more fun was when I deleted the hosts file, after his next reboot it pulled an updated hosts file with new working IPs from somewhere.

I'm guessing the malware phishers don't have a five-nines array of redundant proxies yet. :slight_smile:

It appears they're really down. I just tried 'em, and the IP address that
comes back really does resolve to Ebay's holdings....

Or someone scammed a whole /19 to make the whole thing up, in which case I
have to hand it to 'em! Compromising one host is dandy, but a whole
netblock is pretty damned festive! (AS11643 is reporting it, which again
appears to be correct)

Perhaps it is what it is and they're having karma problems.


It's a server (or farm) in the rotation. First 2 tries to get to eBay and
PayPal failed from home but the 3rd worked. I managed to complete a payment
on items I won, so the whole process from eBay to PayPal worked without any
error code after those first 2.

Joe Johnson