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Cloudflare is partly down and people call this "Internet outage". edition.cnn.com/2020/08/30/tec

Either the Internet is dead or people just don't understand what Internet is.

@xuv RTBF : correctly talk about an "acces provider" and name it
but at the end of the article : [tr] "
For those that would have problems following Auvio from their tablet, it seems the image pass easier on a smartphone, or straightforward on a PC"
Oo ;D
yes ... both ....

@xuv Level3/CenturyLink, the largest network on the planet, took down routing across pretty much the entire Internet. AS3356 became a traffic blackhole that pretty much nothing could escape, breaking connectivity across the globe.

Cloudflare was just a symptom. For people who understand what "the Internet is", it actually illustrates just how fragile BGP is, and also how dangerous it is for one network to have so much influence.

@xuv no its not just cloudflare, BGP fuckery like this can definitely be called a (partial) internet outage.
yes, fuck cloudflare, they partly amplify the problem, but due to BGP's unauthenticated nature this would very much still happen without them.

@xuv
Or cloudflare is so integrated that it is a big part of internet.

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