GitHub went down today for the second time in the span of a month — this time from a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). The site is now back up. In all, the attack kept GitHub down for about 90 minutes.
The first report of the site going down came at 1:05 p.m. with the following status update:
We’re experiencing some connectivity issues at the moment. GitHub.com is currently unavailable while we resolve this.
GitHub acknowledged the attack at 1:33 p.m:
We are experiencing issues due to a DDOS attack, working hard to restore service
Last month, a database migration went awry on GitHub causing an outage and poor availability.
Disruptions have nagged GitHub over the past week. Two minor disruptions occurred yesterday and the day before.
GitHub is a social network for programmers. Git is a distributed software management program created by Linus Torvalds, originally for the Linux Kernel Development. GitHub is a hosted Git repository. Github allows you to take part in collaboration by forking projects, sending and pulling requests, and monitoring development.