Well my snow report goes to steamboat.com to get updates and I noticed it was not updating. After looking into it further it looks to me that the DNS servers they are using are down, making it impossible for anyone to go to steamboat.com or email anybody with a steamboat.com email address.
A whois shows me that Intrawest has the DNS servers on the same class C block of IP addresses, this is bad. When the internet goes down on the intrawest subnet all of steamboat.com goes down because they have no backup name server on a separate internet connection.
Sending “pings” to the DNS IP’s just times out. 🙁
— 126.96.36.199 ping statistics —
76 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 75057ms
Shame on steamboat.com’s DNS administrator. This is basic internet101stuff and could be repaired in just a few minutes if anybody over at steamboat.com had a clue. If you are reading this and you are from steamboat.com, please fix this so I can scrape the snow report successfully once again. If you need help send firstname.lastname@example.org some email and ski vouchers and I would be happy to help fix this properly.