"Half Of The Internet Is Down" After Cloudflare Suffers Major Outage

Update - according to a Cloudflare status update, "this afternoon we saw an outage across some parts of our network. It was not as a result of an attack. It appears a router on our global backbone announced bad routes and caused some potions of the network to not be available. We believe we have addressed the root cause and monitoring systems for stability now."

 

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One of the web's most important infrastructure providers, CloudFlare, is suffering an outage currently and that has had knock on (or rather knock out) effects across the entire web.

Cloudflare provides DNS and CDN (content delivery network) services and powers "a good 40%of the internet."

More than 27 million Internet properties are on Cloudflare, and our network is growing by tens of thousands each day. Cloudflare powers Internet requests for ~13% of the Fortune 1,000 for more than 1 billion unique IP addresses per day.

CloudFlare is aware of the issues...

... and a fix is being implemented.

The outage is nationwide in the US and is impacting Europe too for now...

Source: DownDetector.com

And has impacted websites from League of Legends to Amazon Web Services and Google...

Source: DownDetector.com

Half the internet is down...

The Cloudflare resolver outage has supposedly knocked down some 600Gbps of UK internet traffic:

Do Not Panic! We know it's Friday night! Maybe go for a walk outside? Talk to someone? (With a mask on of course).