Error in Network Configuration Causes Massive Cloudflare Outage

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NetworkCult Team

The web infrastructure service provider Cloudflare had problems in the morning, causing significant downtime for hundreds of websites.

“Cloudflare is investigating widespread issues with our services and/or network,” Cloudflare wrote on its status page at 2:57 a.m. ET.

The company then confirmed via a series of tweets that its staff was actively attempting to restore the issues as fast as possible.

"Today, June 21, 2022, Cloudflare suffered an outage that affected traffic in 19 of our data centers," Cloudflare informed after investigating the incident from their side.

"Unfortunately, these 19 locations handle a significant proportion of our global traffic. This outage was caused by a change that was part of a long-running project to increase resilience in our busiest locations."

The list of compromised websites and services, according to user reports, includes Amazon, Twitch, Amazon Web Services, Steam, Coinbase, Telegram, Discord, DoorDash, and Gitlab, among others.

“Depending on your location in the world you may have been unable to access websites and services that rely on Cloudflare. In other locations, Cloudflare continued to operate normally.”

We are very sorry for this outage. This was our error and not the result of an attack or malicious activity.” Was the Official Cludflare Tweet to inform.

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