Popular chat service Discord experienced issues today because of network issues at Cloudflare and a wider internet issue caused by Verizon. The app was inaccessible for its hundreds of thousands of customers, and even Discord’s website and status pages were struggling. Discord’s problems could be traced to issues at Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Cloudflare began experiencing points at 7:43 AM ET, and this caused Discord, Feedly, Crunchyroll, and plenty of other sites that depend on its services to have partial outages.
Cloudflare mentioned it was working on a “possible route leak” affecting a few of its network, but services like Discord were inaccessible for more than an hour. “Discord is affected by the general internet outage,” stated a Discord statement on the corporate’s status site. “Hang tight. Pet your cats.”
Whereas Cloudflare didn’t initially name the network involved, Cloudflare’s CEO took to Twitter to blast Verizon for the problems. “The teams at Verizon and Noction should be extremely embarrassed at their failings this morning which impacted Cloudflare and other large chunks of the Internet,” stated Matthew Prince, Cloudflare CEO. “It’s absurd BGP is so fragile. It’s more absurd Verizon would blindly accept routes without basic filters.”
Cloudflare defined the outage in an additional statement, commenting that “Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected quite a lot of Internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare’s systems continued to run usually. However, 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 regular.”