T'internet is down: expert views wanted

ended 08. June 2021

Many of the world's leading websites are currently down, including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch.

The UK government website - gov.uk - is also down, as are parts of the BBC and a host of other media outlets.

We want your views on what the hell is going on - pronto please!

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2 responses from the Newspage community

"Fastly CDN is having major problems affecting Stack Overflow, Spotify, Stripe, Gov UK and GitHub among others. This is what happens when half of the internet relies on Goliaths like Amazon, Google and Fastly for all of its servers and web services. The entire internet has become dangerously geared on one player."
"This incident highlights the reliance that many of the world’s biggest websites put on content delivery networks (CDNs) such as Fastly. As there are so few of these CDN services, these outages can occur from time-to-time. "By using these CDNs to push content to readers, these websites are usually fast and responsive, but on this occasion they have been left with egg on their collective faces. "The technical backends of these big websites are probably fine, but it is the frontends that can’t be accessed and content cannot be pushed as the network is down."