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Cloudflare and Amazon AWS Outages Affecting Sites Everywhere

Server status latest, major not connecting and Cloudflare issues

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Cloudflare and Amazon AWS Outages Affecting Sites Everywhere, Server status latest, major not connecting and Cloudflare issues. Cloudflare,  a company providing performance and security to websites, is having network problems of its own this morning — and taking down a lot of its customers’ sites and apps in the process. This outage is not affecting all regions and only certain domains, including BleepingComputer, so some of you will be able to see this article and others won't until the issue is resolved.

A route leak is when another ISP advertises IP address networks that do not belong to them. This causes traffic to go networks it should not normally go through and cause poor performance, routing issues, and outages for affected sites. Popular chat service Discord experienced issues today due to network problems at Cloudflare and a wider internet issue. Discord down reports are flooding in right now with server connection issues affecting thousands of users.

Festivities began at around 1100 UTC this morning with website owners around the world noting that their sites had mysteriously become inaccessible for some users. The issue, according to Cloudflare, is "a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges", which the company is feverishly working to fix. According to the Down Detector outage map, the Discord issues are affecting users in the UK, US and Europe.

Like other sites, there is little our hardworking Vultures can do about it until Cloudflare gets its act together. Fortunately the pubs are open, so there is that. “This leak is impacting many internet services including Cloudflare,” says a Cloudflare spokesperson. “We are continuing to work with the network provider that created this route leak to remove it.”

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