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DNS issues affecting calls and routing

On 21-10-2016 there had been a widespread DDOS attack initially in the USA. This has affected service of some of our key voice and DNS service suppliers.

We monitor many sites and run monitoring ourselves and receive status updates from suppliers.

Below are some of the recent ones and some sites reporting the issue

http://www.diario4v.com/tendencias/2016/10/21/ataque-hacker-afecta-twitter-amazon-spotify-reddit-11816.html (you will need to translate)

http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/21/technology/ddos-attack-popular-sites/

https://www.dynstatus.com/incidents/nlr4yrr162t8

Update
Dyn Managed DNS advanced service monitoring is currently experiencing issues. Customers may notice incorrect probe alerts on their advanced DNS services. Our engineers continue to monitor and investigate the issue.

Customers with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to our Technical Support Team.
Posted 4 minutes ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 18:23 UTC
Update
Our engineers continue to investigate and mitigate several attacks aimed against the Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure.
Posted 34 minutes ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 17:53 UTC
Update
This DDoS attack may also be impacting Dyn Managed DNS advanced services with possible delays in monitoring. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue.
Posted about 2 hours ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 16:48 UTC
Investigating
As of 15:52 UTC, we have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue.
Posted about 2 hours ago. Oct 21, 2016 - 16:06 UTC

Gradwell:

Our upstream supplier is investigating a DNS issue, which is believed to be causing the problem.

Magrethea

We are now able to confirm that two nodes on our network where impacted by DNS issues between 17:13 and 17:45 today. As many of you will be aware there have been some major DOS attacks today which impacted a number of key sites at this time so we are attributing this issue to that attack.

We will continue to monitor and apologise for the inconvenience this outage has caused our customers.

As can be seen this is out of our control and is affecting many users worldwide.

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BT outage on 20th July 2016

BT have confirmed that their recent outage has been ‘resolved and services restored’.

We can also confirm this as we have slowly seen all customer alarms clearing. As many customers are aware that we operate a 24×7 monitoring platform so saw this issue start and checked that there was nothing we could do in most cases but also contacted key customers to warn them that they might be issues.
Therefore, any issues that Customers have experienced this morning when connecting to services using BT connectivity (including quality issues) should now be resolved. In the event that issues are still occurring, please reboot equipment on the BT line such as Firewalls or Routers and retest. Nagios monitor screen

If you have any questions whatsoever please do not hesitate to contact us, Also if you are a
Asterisk / Freepbx reseller or user and would like affordable monitoring please get in touch as we provide Asterisk Monitoring from £25 per year.

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Nagios plugin for reading the Asterisk Database

This is a simple plugin that is based on one by Jason Rivers We have changed it now to read the ASTDB (Asterisk internal Database and then based on ok and Critical keys it will report OK or Critical staus reports to Nagios.

This was written for reporting if an Elastix system is in Day or Night mode.

You can define the Database Family, Key, Critical value and OK value. This means you can cutomise it to what ever you need to report.

 

The Code is below, make you may need to change /usr/bin/nc for what ever you use for netcat.

any issues email us, but dont forget this is given for free not supported for free.

#!/bin/bash
#
# Program : check_asterisk_ami
# :
# Author : Original code by Jason Rivers < jason@jasonrivers.co.uk >
# : Modified by Cyber-cottage.co.uk for checking the asterisk Database
# :
# Purpose : Nagios plugin to return Information from an Asterisk host using AMI
# :
# Parameters : --help
# : --version
# :
# Returns : Standard Nagios status_* codes as defined in utils.sh
# :
# Licence : GPL
#
# Notes : See --help for details
#============:==============================================================
PROGNAME=`basename $0`
PROGPATH=`echo $0 | /bin/sed -e 's,[\/][^\/][^\/]*$,,'`
REVISION=`echo '$Revision: 1.1.0.6 $' | sed -e 's/[^0-9.]//g'`
. $PROGPATH/utils.sh
print_usage() {
echo "Usage: $PROGNAME [-H hostname] [-u username] [-p password] [-P port] [-k DBkey] [-c critical] [-o ok] [-f family]"
echo " -H Hostname"
echo " -u AMI Username"
echo " -p AMI Password"
echo " -P (optional) AMI PORT"
echo " -k Database key"
echo " -f Database family"
echo " -c Critical Key"
echo " -o OK KEY"
echo ""
echo "SupportedCommands:"
echo " Most DB familiys that toggle such as DayNight in elastix"
echo "Usage: $PROGNAME --help"
echo "Usage: $PROGNAME --version"
}
print_help() {
print_revision $PROGNAME $REVISION
echo ""
echo "Nagios Plugin to check Asterisk ASTDB using AMI"
echo ""
print_usage
echo ""
echo "Asterisk Call Status Check. orignal version by © Jason Rivers 2011 changes to do ASTDB by cyber-cottage.co.uk"
echo ""
exit 0
# support
}
# If we have arguments, process them.
#
exitstatus=$STATE_WARNING #default
while test -n "$1"; do
case "$1" in
--help)
print_help
exit $STATE_OK
;;
-h)
print_help
exit $STATE_OK
;;
--version)
print_revision $PROGNAME $REVISION
exit $STATE_OK
;;
-V)
print_revision $PROGNAME $REVISION
exit $STATE_OK
;;
-H)
REMOTEHOST=$2;
shift;
;;
-P) AMIPORT=$2;
shift;
;;
-u) AMIUSER=$2;
shift;
;;
-p) AMIPASS=$2;
shift;
;;
-c)
CRITICALNAME=$2
shift;
;;
-o)
OKNAME=$2
shift;
;;
-k)
DBKEY=$2;
shift;
;;
-f)
FAMIL=$2;
shift;
;;
*)
echo "Unknown argument: $1"
print_usage
exit $STATE_UNKNOWN
;;
esac
shift
done
if [ "${AMIPORT}" = "" ]; then
AMIPORT="5038"
fi
if [ "${FAMIL}" = "" ]; then
##WARNING
echo="CRITICAL: Unknown KEY"
print_help
exit=$STATE_CRITICAL
else
## Checking Astdb
CHANNELS=`/bin/echo -e "Action: login Username: ${AMIUSER} Secret: ${AMIPASS} Events: off Action: DBGet Family: ${FAMIL} Key: ${DBKEY} Action: Logoff " | /usr/bin/nc $REMOTEHOST ${AMIPORT} | awk '/Val/ {print $2}'|tr -d " "`
if [ "$CHANNELS" = "" ]; then
echo "UNKNOWN: Unable to get ASTDB status"
exit $STATUS_UNKNOWN
fi
if [ "$CHANNELS" = "${OKNAME}" ]; then
exitstatus=$STATU_OK
MSG="OK: ${DBKEY} Asterisk Emergency message not active"
elif [ "$CHANNELS" = "" ]; then
exitstatus=$STATU_WARNING
MSG="WARNING: Asterisk Unknown status"
elif [ "$CHANNELS" = "$CRITICALNAME" ]; then
exitstatus=$STATU_CRITICAL
MSG="CRITICAL: ${DBKEY} Asterisk Emergency message active"
fi
fi
echo $MSG
exit $exitstatus