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State-run Web sites go down temporarily

Posted August 17, 2009

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— Most state government Web sites as well as e-mail servers were down for nearly three hours Monday because of connection issues.

That included the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Department of Transportation, General Assembly and Department of Justice Web sites.

Danny Lineberry, a spokesman for the state Office of Information Technology Services, said the connection issue meant spotty connections for anyone accessing sites and that state employees were also unable to send e-mails.

MCNC, the Research Triangle Park company that hosts the Web servers, was still looking into the issue Monday afternoon, Lineberry said.

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  • Vader27587 Aug 17, 2009

    I kept on trying too log on all afternoon and no one told me about it. Can't wait for tuesday!

  • NC_GobblerHunter Aug 17, 2009

    Hold it!!! I see more budget cuts coming from Bev. Got to install a whole new state network and hire 20 consultants, 5 new Department Heads and 2 new Administrators.

  • ThisIsMyName Aug 17, 2009

    If you've ever been in the MCNC network room you would understand how the state would have connection issues because of them.

  • GoGreen Aug 17, 2009

    Budget issues. Forget to pay the bill?

  • computer trainer Aug 17, 2009

    Information Technology Services does not have the correct amount of people with the correct skill sets to manage any of the "services" that they "offer" the State Agencies. I say "offer" because the Legislature mandated that they will be the primary service provider. I am sure someone got some big pockets from this.

    This really started happening at 12:30, but no on e would admit it.