Kitz ADSL Broadband Information
adsl spacer  
Support this site
Home Broadband ISPs Tech Routers Wiki Forum
 
     
   Compare ISP   Rate your ISP
   Glossary   Glossary
 
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes  (Read 713 times)

Bowdon

  • Content Team
  • Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2103
Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« on: July 17, 2020, 10:56:35 PM »

Cloudflare outage knocks Discord, DownDetector and others offline
https://www.engadget.com/cloudflare-dns-problem-214413940.html

I was going to post a message here earlier that I was having problems connecting to some websites. This seems to be the reason why.

Though I was using google's dns as suggested in the article and still couldn't connect to websites (probably the ones protected by cloudflare).

Anyways, just letting anyone know here if you found you couldn't connect to some websites and didnt know why.
Logged
BT Infinity 2 - Smart Hub 6 - ECI Cab

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 30038
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 11:21:57 PM »

Thank you, that explains what I was experiencing -- being a user of their 1.1.1.1 service.
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1381
    • My Broadband History
Re: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 05:44:50 AM »

Its a sobering thought that if Cloudflare, Amazon and Google went down, most of the Internet would be broken.
Logged
Exchange: INTAKE (ECI) ISP/Modems: Zen (Home Hub 5A running OpenWrt) + Plusnet (VMG-3925-B10B) + Three (Hauwei B535-232)
Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: Ubiquiti nanoHD

d2d4j

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1019
Re: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 07:54:57 AM »

Hi

Every provider has issues from time to time and CF outage was not as bad as dyn outage a few years ago or O365 outages

FYI please see CF outage from last night

Many thanks

John

Quote from: Cloudflare
Today, from approximately 21:12 to 21:39 UTC, a configuration error in our backbone network caused an outage for Internet properties that use Cloudflare. During this period we saw traffic drop by about 50% across our network. Because of the architecture of our backbone this outage didn’t affect the entire Cloudflare network and was localized only to certain geographies.

This service disruption was not the result of an attack. It was caused by a network configuration error which caused traffic across our backbone to be sent to a single router on our global network. This quickly overwhelmed that router and caused Cloudflare network locations connected to the backbone to fail. Other locations not connected to the backbone continued to operate normally.

We have posted an initial summary of this incident on the Cloudflare blog. We’ve already made a change to the backbone configuration to make sure that this cannot happen again.

We’re deeply sorry about how this disruption may have impacted your services. Our business is based on trust and transparency and we are committed to your success.

~The Cloudflare Team
 
 
Copyright 2020 Cloudflare, Inc.
101 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

www.cloudflare.com  |  Community  |  Support
FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram

[Moderator edited to wrap the above quotation with [quote][/quote] tags.]
« Last Edit: July 18, 2020, 06:31:17 PM by burakkucat »
Logged

Alex Atkin UK

  • Kitizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1381
    • My Broadband History
Re: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 11:44:09 AM »

I have to say it refreshing to see how they document these things in the public.
Logged
Exchange: INTAKE (ECI) ISP/Modems: Zen (Home Hub 5A running OpenWrt) + Plusnet (VMG-3925-B10B) + Three (Hauwei B535-232)
Router: pfSense (i5-7200U) WiFi: Ubiquiti nanoHD

burakkucat

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Kitizen
  • *
  • Posts: 30038
  • Over the Rainbow Bridge
    • The ELRepo Project
Re: Cloudflare just went down for a few minutes
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2020, 06:28:24 PM »

Here is the URL to the Cloudflare Blog post for this incident.
Logged
:cat:  100% Linux and, previously, Unix. Co-founder of the ELRepo Project.

Please consider making a donation to support the running of this site.