Its easy during a failure or high priority issue to start moving fast and get tempted to cut corners in order to get to a solution faster.  This weekend issues with a server connecting to clients pointed to a DNS issue.  So that’s where we focused, hammering DNS and guessing the reason for the problem.  In the end taking a step back and approaching things at the base level on up found the relatively simple problem, but thats not after wasting some time and effort. 
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