Mozilla sites die shortly after Download Day begins

By Justin Mann on June 17, 2008, 1:05 PM
Today is Firefox download day as reported earlier, and many of us have been eagerly waiting to not only grab the official Firefox 3.0 release but also help Mozilla break records. It seems, however, that record might have some difficulty being achieved – as the Get Firefox site is dead in the water as of this post. On top of that, the official Mozilla site is also dead, dying quietly with a “Service Unavailable” message. The sites died within minutes of Firefox 3 going live.

Perhaps the Mozilla team underestimated the demand this would generate. Perhaps it was also a bad idea for them to make the release public in the middle of the day. Sure, they have grabbed a huge audience – but what good is that audience if the servers are down? If you're able to grab it from a mirror, go for it. Otherwise it looks like we'll just have to wait for their servers to calm down.




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nirkon said:
Sorry for the language... but... they KNEW.. or at least HOPED that this many people try to download it and they probably did nothing or not even close enough to what was needed...Mozilla gets this month's dumba$$ award.edit:by the way, here's the alleged download link:ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0/win32/en
US/Firefox Setup 3.0.exe[Edited by nirkon on 2008-06-17 13:14:32]
Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
[b]Originally posted by nirkon:[/b][quote]Sorry for the language... but... they KNEW.. or at least HOPED that this many people try to download it and they probably did nothing or not even close enough to what was needed...Mozilla gets this month's dumba$$ award.edit:by the way, here's the alleged download link:[url]ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0/win
2/en-US/Firefox[/url] Setup 3.0.exe[Edited by nirkon on 2008-06-17 13:14:32][/quote]lol "421 There are too many connected users. Please try later."
nirkon said:
[b]Originally posted by Obi-Wan Jerkobi:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by nirkon:[/b][quote]Sorry for the language... but... they KNEW.. or at least HOPED that this many people try to download it and they probably did nothing or not even close enough to what was needed...Mozilla gets this month's dumba$$ award.edit:by the way, here's the alleged download link:[url]ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/3.0/win
2/en-US/Firefox[/url] Setup 3.0.exe[Edited by nirkon on 2008-06-17 13:14:32][/quote]lol "421 There are too many connected users. Please try later."[/quote]what a surprise huh? XD
TheWalrus said:
Mozilla Mirrors are still online:[url]http://www.mozilla.org/mirrors.html[/url]I was able to download using a mirror.
Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
[b]Originally posted by TheWalrus:[/b][quote]Mozilla Mirrors are still online:[url]http://www.mozilla.org/mirrors.html[/url]I was able to download using a mirror.[/quote]Umm...[IMG]http://www.techspot.com/gallery/da
a/500/medium/It_remembers_.PNG[/IMG]
lordbf1 said:
it's back up i just got firefox 3.
kitty500cat said:
I'm currently downloading Firefox 3, but it's coming from [url]http://kyoto-mz-dl.sinet.ad.jp/pub/mozilla.org//firefox
releases/3.0/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%203.0.exe[/url]
nirkon said:
im downloading right now.. at 8-14KBPS
captaincranky said:
I thought that this was to be the "street" version, not another release candidate (RC 3) ? or ! you make the call.
canadian said:
The site is back up, and Obi-Wan.... Holy shit you have alot of icons..... Wow...
Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
[b]Originally posted by canadian:[/b][quote]The site is back up, and Obi-Wan.... Holy shit you have alot of icons..... Wow...[/quote]Yeah, I know, instant access though whenever I'm using a browser though.
fullmetalvegan said:
You also have Steam like three times on there? O.o
yukka said:
i downloaded it last night via the world record attempt page. sent the link to people on my contacts list. the words "dead in the water" are a bit strong.[Edited by yukka on 2008-06-18 08:20:33]
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