Dreamhost is having issues due to a repair they did last night, current status on their website is
Update: 5:50am (PST) While overall network connectivity has been restored, there’s a single rack of servers that is still experiencing an outage following the network maintenance. We currently have our network engineer and admins working on restoring service, but there’s a variety of machine types in this rack, from MySQLs to VPS servers. We appreciate your patience and sincerely apologize for the downtime you’ve experienced.
Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:35 am