The status page for the MSN Messenger-network only displays a "Service unavailable"-notice at the moment, or a runtime error, depending on what browser you view it in. It is estimated that between 800 000 and 1 000 000 people are affected by the problem.
Persons attempting to log on to MSN Messenger, is instructed to check that their network connection is working properly. Programmer.no has been in contact with persons in other parts of the world, where the service is working properly.
Today is a national holiday in the United States, and it is very unlikely that the problem will be fixed until the holiday is over. Some Norwegian media reported earlier today that the problems had been fixed, but the problems persist for most users. Several persons has reported that they are at times able to log in, but get thrown off again after a short while.