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Sun Aug 30, 2020, 02:46 PM

Major internet outage: Dozens of websites and apps are down

Source: CNN

CenturyLink, an internet service provider that is supposed to keep websites up and running, was down itself for much of Sunday morning.

That meant Cloudflare, Hulu, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Feedly, Discord, and dozens of other services reported connectivity problems Sunday morning. When Cloudflare went down, it took dozens of website sand online services along with it. The company said the problem was with a third-party "transit provider," and its service was becoming increasingly stable over the course of the day.

"Today we saw a widespread Internet outage online that impacted multiple providers," said John Graham-Cumming, Cloudflare CTO. "Cloudflare's automated systems detected the problem and routed around them, but the extent of the problem required manual intervention as well."

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CenturyLink, formerly known as Level 3, confirmed there was an IP outage impacting Content Delivery Networks (CDN), and that all services had been restored as of 11:12 am ET. The telecommunications company said it was unable to comment on certain customers because of customer proprietary network information.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/major-internet-outage-dozens-of-websites-and-apps-are-down/ar-BB18wqA0?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Major internet outage: Dozens of websites and apps are down (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 30 OP
Pachamama Aug 30 #1
erronis Aug 30 #4
Pachamama Aug 30 #7
Locrian Aug 30 #9
bluestarone Aug 30 #10
niyad Aug 30 #11
brooklynite Aug 30 #13
LeftInTX Aug 30 #22
LanternWaste Aug 30 #23
C Moon Aug 30 #24
FarPoint Aug 30 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 30 #2
ChazInAz Aug 31 #35
pandr32 Aug 30 #3
Cetacea Aug 30 #5
CrispyQ Aug 30 #6
MurrayDelph Aug 30 #21
2naSalit Aug 30 #8
jimfields33 Aug 30 #12
George II Aug 30 #14
Ron Obvious Aug 30 #15
Baclava Aug 30 #17
Maxheader Aug 30 #16
ananda Aug 30 #18
Grammy23 Aug 30 #19
AllaN01Bear Aug 31 #31
Grammy23 Aug 31 #32
BumRushDaShow Aug 30 #20
Ford_Prefect Aug 30 #25
vishnura Aug 30 #27
getagrip_already Aug 31 #28
usaf-vet Aug 31 #29
AllaN01Bear Aug 31 #30
Steelrolled Aug 31 #33
Doc_Technical Aug 31 #34

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 02:50 PM

1. Test Run

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:02 PM

4. Yup. A little stress testing before the big ones.

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Response to erronis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:06 PM

7. Exactly

When I read this article I just started shaking my head and thought the same

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:17 PM

9. absolutely - n/t

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:19 PM

10. YEP!

WE know!!

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

11. Exactly my thought.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:03 PM

13. Nothing like a baseless conspiracy theory to round out the day

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:50 PM

22. Really. We have enough problems in the world.lol

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 06:21 PM

23. Thanfully, they didn't call an accidential

warehouse explosion an extrajudicial death sentence by a terrorist cell. That would be some serious moon-man talk too.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 06:50 PM

24. I too agree.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:01 PM

26. My first thought too!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:00 PM

2. The Garmin Connect app that links to my fitness tracking watch

was down all morning - the device itself worked fine, there's a Bluetooth connection to the app, but the internet part wasn't working, kept showing a message about being out of service. Bet that was part of the big outage. Works fine now.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:46 PM

35. That's been an issue for a while.

Garmin had a denial of service attack several weeks ago. Guess they haven't straightened it out yet.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:01 PM

3. Could it be Russia getting ready?

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:04 PM

5. My first thought. n/t

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:04 PM

6. It's CenturyLink.

I've been reading about problems in my neighborhood on Nextdoor for a week now.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:47 PM

21. Yeah, what CenturyLink lacks in speed

They make up for in unreliability.

If it weren't for previous bad experiences with the bigger company before I moved to where they were the only alternative, I would have dumped them years ago, when they were out for almost a week.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:07 PM

8. Earlier today,

When I logged on to see the LOL Sunday cats, not one image would load. Upon further investigation on my part, I found that none of the images on the home page would load either. The images from videos were there but that was it for images. When I returned a few hours later, everything worked.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 03:59 PM

12. Comcast has been fine all day thankfully

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:07 PM

14. I noticed a lot of cable channels on Cox were freezing or going out for a few seconds at a time....

....for an hour this morning.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:14 PM

15. Well, that explains it then.

I was just trying to use my laptop as a router, by plugging an Ethernet cable-only device into my laptop's Ethernet to USB-C adapter cable and sharing the WiFi with the new port and the device kept refusing to connect to its internet host.

I just couldn't figure out what was wrong, because everything should have worked fine.

Bad timing.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:32 PM

17. Couldn't access my e-mail through Centurylink, but internet was working elsewhere

I was like, what the hell is going on now. Never saw that before.

I'M UNDER ATTACK!

No wait, its back, lol

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:17 PM

16. Its just like corona...



People knew something like it would eventually make its way to america...and make life miserable for a lengthy period of time..

Eventually the internet will shut down...for a long time...hardware...software...hacking, all will play a part...

imho..

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 04:33 PM

18. Yeah, I couldn't get Hulu this morning.

But I was able to watch the same show on Prime.

I have Hulu back now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:09 PM

19. Yesterday our internet, cable and phone went down for a short time.



No explanation. Just came back up a little while later. During the outage, my iPad kept showing I was connected to internet but nothing loaded. I commented to my husband that anyone who wants to cripple this nation should just hobble our Bundled cable, internet and phone services. It would bring things to a grinding halt and destroy communications.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:22 AM

31. still keep an old landline account for these porpuses .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:47 AM

32. We had a landline for that reason but got lured into a bundle with Cox a few years ago.


Our landline was with MCI. We got an offer with Cox that sounded good. It was not so great but here we are. Just FYI for anyone thinking of going with all internet type phone service. When the cable/internet goes down, guess what else goes down, too?? After Hurricane Ivan in 2004, when all other services went out, our phone (a landline at the time) was the only thing that worked. Everything else was dead in the water. No power, water pressure nearly zero, contaminated water. Things go from bad to worse when your utilities are gone.

P.S. We have underground utilities in our neighborhood, but somewhere along the line (out of our neighborhood) they hook up to the power grid above ground. So when THAT connection is severed, so is our electrical service.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 05:28 PM

20. A couple sites that I'm on that use Cloudflare (weather-related)

were either completely down or intermittant since early this morning, although another site seemed to be okay.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:01 PM

25. Something to keep in mind is that Centurylink is also a major phone service provider.

This was stage one testing. Guess who was knocking on the door?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:15 PM

27. The Russians are coming! Russians are coming!

I hope America survives this power grab!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:31 AM

28. Old adage.. but very justified here....

"Just because I'm Paranoid, it doesn't mean people aren't out to get me".

This admin specializes in shock numbing. They just keep shocking you with things that would have normally sunk any administration, and then they double down.

They almost have a 1000 deaths a day, that they caused, seeming normal and no big deal.

They almost have congress meaningless. Almost.

They almost have corrupted the election process to the point where it no longer works. Almost.

We are almost in a dictatorship. Tinhorn painted gold. Almost.

So don't laugh too hard at those who see daemons in the shadows. The daemons have spawned.made

Almosts are becoming real.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:18 AM

30. up date to this thread , and an anlyisis to it all

wasnt just the us . was world wide according to a website .
https://blog.cloudflare.com/analysis-of-todays-centurylink-level-3-outage/
a little above my head and my head hurts in a good way.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:07 AM

33. How can this explanation be true

When it doesn't mention Russia, much less Putin?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:20 AM

34. ECOMCON

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