[RESOLVED August 11, 2007 @ 12:21AM Pacific]
Ops has resolved this issue!
It turned out to be a hardware related problem. There was a hard disk in a RAID that failed and it had to be replaced.
[August 10, 2007 @ 11:58PM Pacific]
Ops continues its investigation into this issue, logins are no longer restricted! This issue isn’t resolved and you may still experience difficulties connecting to Second Life.
We will keep you posted as new information comes available.
[August 10, 2007 @ 10:23PM Pacific]
Logins have been restricted to Linden Lab employees as we continue to investigate this issue.
[August 10, 2007 @ 10:14PM Pacific]
Second Life is currently experiencing issues that may prevent residents from being able to login. The Grid Monkey has been contacted and we are looking into this issue.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.