Network Feud affecting MacCast listeners

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: News

I was just made aware that many people are having issues getting the MacCast from Libsyn. Listeners are reporting getting connection failures and timeouts. I was just told this seems to be a symptom of a larger issue. There is currently a battle raging between two tier 1 ISPs (see this cNet article for details) and is is resulting in large Internet “blackouts” for many sites and customers. The major group affected seems to be Earthink and Time Warner Roadrunner customers. If you are unable to get the MacCast your options are to wait it out or Libsyn has been attempting to work around the issue by updating information on their servers. If you would like them to try and route you around the issue you can send your IP address (if you are behind a router they need the IP from the router) to Sorry for the inconvenience, but it is not in my control.

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  1. appleman | Oct 06 2005 - 01:44

    I want to thx U for working on the issue…

  2. Seth | Oct 06 2005 - 02:50

    Thanks for that post, my maccast went out for about a month, i missed 4 episodes. FOUR! I use time warner and mysteriously it started working again right before a trip, so i went on a maccast marathon. but again my emaccast is having the same problem, dont try to reinstall itunes or resubscribe to the maccast, it seems like they are working on it. thanks adam, cant wait fo r the big 100.

  3. Justin Winokur | Oct 06 2005 - 10:35

    This is not okay. I am referring the general outage and symptoms for other sites too. I do not know how either of the ISPs find it fine to disable a chunck of the internet. It is THIER customers who are being hurt. If i had the option (which i don;t) i would boycott both ISPs

  4. macFanDave | Oct 07 2005 - 05:30

    I’m using Road Runner (Time Warner) in Houston and everything is fine. Perhaps you could narrow it down by finding out where the affected customers are.

  5. maccast | Oct 07 2005 - 09:24

    It seems to be a bigger impact for listeners on the East coast.

  6. Vuth | Oct 07 2005 - 11:00

    hey I know some podcasts offer theirs in a streamed link from their website. would this be possible to do?

    I can wait it out.
    thanks for the maccast.

  7. Vuth | Oct 07 2005 - 11:42

    wait. . .

    ISP problem.

    maybe this is dumb too.

  8. Seth | Oct 07 2005 - 12:51

    Yeah, this happened to me here in New York. Im thinking East as well.

  9. Robin Hood | Oct 09 2005 - 08:54

    This affected me in Ireland as well, as my ISP is a Level3-only shop. It seems like all ISP’s that use only Level3, and no other providers, were affected. Level3 sucks. If you can, switch to a provider that does not rely on these cowboys.

  10. Mark | Oct 09 2005 - 09:44

    This is happening when i try to download the podcast from itunes. Im in New york as well. Using earthlink with time warners cable. I wonder if this also why my connection has been slow and unreliable lately. bastids.