Cloudflare DNS goes down, taking a large piece of the internet with it

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Many major websites and services including ours were unreachable for a period Friday afternoon due to issues at Cloudflare’s DNS service. The outage seems to have started at about 11:15 SAST and lasted for about 25 minutes before connections began to be restored. Google DNS may also have been affected.

UpdateCloudflare  at 11:46 says “the issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.” CEO Matthew Prince explains that it all came down to a bad router in Atlanta: