Cloudflare problems cause website downtime

Jamie McKane

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Cloudflare problems cause website downtime

Various websites around the world were inaccessible today due to network performance issues at Cloudflare.

Attempting to access websites hosted behind Cloudflare - including MyBroadband and Takealot - resulted in a "Connection timed out" error.
 

Bryn

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Ouch. That is not good for the reputation of Cloudflare, given how many eCommerce websites pay $199pm for their CDN.
 

Trilkop

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Hence the reason we do not make use of nonsense like cloudflare for our websites.
 

Bryn

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Hence the reason we do not make use of nonsense like cloudflare for our websites.
Cloudflare's $200pm Business account is incredible though. No reason to avoid them unless this isn't an isolated event.
 

Johnatan56

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Hence the reason we do not make use of nonsense like cloudflare for our websites.
I like that one, it's definitely not nonsense. It's actually very good, go ahead and set up your own CDN everywhere in the world and see how much it costs you.
 

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From elreg:
Cloudflare has been in touch to let us know it was a classic BGP screw-up by someone else: "Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare's systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn't getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.

"BGP acts as the backbone of the internet, routing traffic through internet transit providers and then to services like Cloudflare. There are more than 700k routes across the internet. By nature, route leaks are localized and can be caused by error or through malicious intent.

"We've written extensively about BGP and how we've adopted RPKI to help further secure it."
 

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Another quality article, less than 5min of research and you would know that is was caused by a BGP leak. Cloudflare is one of many affected, nothing they could do about it.
 

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This time Cloudflare itself was down: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48841815
Internet users faced problems accessing many websites for about an hour because of a problem with Cloudflare.

The company provides internet security and other services meant to help online businesses operate smoothly.

Many members of the public had reported seeing "502 errors" displayed in their browsers when they tried to visit its clients.
 

Bryn

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I'm surprised more news sites aren't covering the outage. A huge number of sites and services went down for me, including MyBB.
 
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