Big chunk of Internet is down: Reddit, StackOverflow, Spotify, Amazon, eBay and more (EDIT: Fixed now, culprit found)

Big chunk of Internet is down: Reddit, StackOverflow, Spotify, Amazon, eBay and more (EDIT: Fixed now, culprit found)
About ten minutes ago, some part of the internet's structure crashed. The fingers are pointing to some of the various large CDN and cache providers - guesses at Twitter are that the culprit is Fastly.

Due this, various huge websites, such as Reddit and StackOverflow simply show 503 error for now.



According to DownDetector site, the problems started about 10 minutes ago before we published this story:

Reddit down?


The list of affected sites continues to grow: and Twitch are both down. And fingers are pointing at Fastly's server outages.



The list of affected services continues to grow. Popular European sports service, Eurosport Player seems to be down due the same problem, too:

Eurosport Player down


List on Down Detector's front page lists at least these affected sites and services: WhatsApp, Spotify, parts of the Facebook, eBay, Paypal, Twitch, Eurosport Player, Sky and CNN. Hundreds - if not thousands - of smaller sites are being affected, too.

EDIT 11:11 UTC: Problem seems to be fixed now. And as suspected, the problem was with popular CDN provider Fastly whose own status page looks like this as of now:

Fastly status




And according to various site health monitoring services, most of the affected sites seem to have recovered by now.

Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 8 Jun 2021 6:16
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