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Over 785.000 websites were down due to an system wide network issue with CloudFlare

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Today (March 3rd 2013) I noticed my webpage was suddenly down, of course I thought the problem was on my server, especially since I just updated some things on it.

I couldn’t find anything out of the order, and I checked some of the other sites I run on the server, they were ok.

Then I paid attention to the error chrome was giving, it said something about DNS error. so I went to cloudflare.com to see what was going on, but their page was down as well.

I headed over to their twitter and facebook to see if they had some information about this issue.

2013 03 03 11 19 01 CloudFlare CloudFlare on Twitter Over 785.000 websites were down due to an system wide network issue with CloudFlare

The problem affected both their proxy service as well as their DNS service and was a result of bad routing, and appeared around 11.00 CET and lasted for about 1 hour.

A simple search for #cloudflare on twitter yielded alot of frustrated peoples and customers pulling their hair out because of this “blackout”

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Fredrik Hugås is a 28-year-old web designer from Norway, more comming ;)

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