My Askmet plugin has suddenly stopped working and I’m being bombarded with spammy comments. The plugin settings page tells me that the Askimet server is unreachable and offers the following reason:
A network problem or firewall is blocking all connections from your web server to Akismet.com. Akismet cannot work correctly until this is fixed. Please contact your web host or firewall administrator and give them this information about Akismet and firewalls.
Does anyone know if something has changed on the DreamHost servers or if this is an Askimet server issue?