/ 09 June 2021

It wasn’t just you. There was a global web outage last night…

Governments, streamers and news outlets were affected by an internet outage caused by an unexplained configuration error at Fastly. It’s a content delivery network (CDN) whose job is to get your request from the server to your device ASAP. The company handles 10% of the world’s internet traffic, and it’s one of 3 major CDNs globally. Unsurprisingly, it’s caused discussion overnight about the concentration of critical internet infrastructure after the outage was enough to take down major websites and services for almost an hour at about 8pm AEST, including the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. And for some, things got very serious

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