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Severe Down Time Blamed on Internet Error


Since late February 2016, the website of R Lang & Associates was down due to poor internet service.

The deficiency in internet service was not the fault of internet service providers (ISPs) nor faulty equipment, but a lack of U.S. internet servers.  It was discovered that a majority of internet servers are without proper software. 

The Internet is made up of Server computers and Client computers, but literally run by Server computers.  Servers provide websites and email to the vast number of users of the world-wide-web and basically consist of three sub-components or sub-servers: a web server, an email server, and a domain name server. 

The web server is a software program which includes directories for the web content, usually in the form of HTML documents, and are "ported-out" through an internet modem, one of the various types of DSL, cable, or even in some cases, dial-up modems.  The email server consists of a program called a mail transfer agent, or MTA, and simply relays email requests to and from the mail server through a separate modem port designated for the email protocol, such as SMTP or IMAP. 

The domain name server is responsible for mapping the domain name to a four-block number called the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the server computer.  An example is mapping the domain  www.anysite.com  to an IP address 305.29.106.88.  Some simply call this operation DNS (domain name system). 

All three of these “sub-servers” must work together to comprise the Server.  If anything is missing or faulty in the software, it will fail to perform.  The domain name server must translate the domain name into an IP address and then relay to the web or email server for web access or routing.

Rumor has it that major communication’s organizations, which could include the governmental embodiments monitoring the Internet, changed the protocol for serving the internet.  Talk about a major goof.  Neither Software King #1, nor Software King #2, nor Techno-Geek-Wizard #1, #2, or #3, nor "Tech-Guru of the Cloud" will know how to fix your Server. 

This is all very bad news, of course, and implies problems in the areas of general internet usage and content, consumer rights, and corporate fraud.   It would be best that all businesses, which often serve their own company’s website and email, find ways to carry-on without a major reliance on the internet.