INTERNET DOWN: The reason for this major outage on the Internet was problems with the Global Content Delivery Network (CDN).
A major outage has affected several high profile websites including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch. During this time the UK government website – gov.uk – was also down like the Financial Times, The Guardian and The New York Times.
Cloud computing provider Fastly was behind these problems, the firm itself has acknowledged this. The firm said there were problems with its Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and was implementing a fix. However, after about an hour of downtime, the websites were also restored.
Global Network’s return online
Fastly said in a statement, “We have identified a service configuration that caused disruption to our POPs (Points of Presence) globally and disabled that configuration. A POP allows content to be sent from globally distributed servers that are closer to the end use. “Our global network is coming back online,” the firm said.
Internet outage also affected these websites
Let us tell you that this problem on the internet started around 3:30 pm and lasted for an hour. Other affected websites include CNN and streaming sites Twitch and Hulu. The outage also affected other services, including Twitter’s emojis. Error code 503 was showing on opening the website. Media website Independent was also affected by this issue.
Affected websites are stackoverflow, Reddit, Twitch, GitHub, Quora, Amazon Web Service, Shopify, Twitter, Amazon, Vimeo, Google, Spotify, Google Drive, Mega, Airtel, PayPal, YouTube, Speedtest, Freefire, Instagram, Vodafone, Google Meet , Jio, Google Maps, Excitel, BSNL, WhatsApp, Line, Hulu, Gmail, Netflix, Act, Idea and Steam were named.
Simultaneously, the hashtag “internet outage” was trending on social media as more and more downed websites were searched.
– Sagarika Biswas (SagaBiswas) June 8, 2021
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