It seems that the DNS server of BSNL was hacked.
It looks strange that only Wikipedia was affected.
The issue is fixed now.
2012/1/28 Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>:
> I think this is likely a temporary issue, and I suspect that the security of
> the BSNL servers may have been compromised. Yann is of the same opinion.
> If the issue persists for a longer-term, then we can pursue it with the
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
>> Yannf posted this on IRC (#wikimedia-in) when I was away,
>> in my new DSL connection with BSNL, *.wikipedia.org is blocked
>> any idea?
>> I get a page of advertising about web hosting
>> http://commons.wikimedia.org works
>> My guess is BSNL DNS is playing some game here (IIRC they have local DNS
>> for each telecom circle). As for the geekish users, they would know to use
>> opendns, ways to access *.wikipedia.org etc. But this needs to be looked at
>> seriously. This is not the first time am hearing something like this on BSNL
>> DNS. If we identify the problem, can the chapter / programs do necessary
>> running around for the issue and ensure this doesn't exist?
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