Cloudflare Outage

There appears to be a major Internet outage. It’s not clear if it’s Cloudflare that caused it, or if Cloudflare is a victim. Discord, the GeekNights web site, and many other sites are inaccessible due to what appear to be DNS lookup failures.

Postmortem says it wasn’t an attack.

our network engineering team updated the configuration on a router in Atlanta to alleviate congestion. This configuration contained an error that caused all traffic across our backbone to be sent to Atlanta.


I don’t know why that pair of sentences is so funny to me, but it is.