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BETA TEST: Cloudflare Issues Shut Down Millions of Websites….

Network services provider Cloudflare is down for the majority of its users, bringing services like Discord, Marketo, Down Detector and DigitalOcean offline.

The full cause of the outage is unknown, with Cloudflare’s support page simply noting: “Cloudflare is observing network performance issues. Customers may be experiencing 502 errors while accessing sites on Cloudflare.

“We are working to mitigate impact to Internet users in this region.”

CEO Matthew Prince tweeted: “Aware of major Cloudflare issues impacting us network wide. Team is working on getting to the bottom of what’s going on. Will continue to update.”

Update, 14:15 UTC: “Cloudflare has implemented a fix for this issue and is currently monitoring the results.

“We will update the status once the issue is resolved.”

Déjà vu

A similar problem happened just last week, when Cloudflare was unavailable for roughly 1hr 42m.

That time, Cloudflare noted that the downtime was not its fault: “Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of Internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare’s systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn’t getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.