The problem that has taken away most of the internet has been solved – but the problems can still persist, says the company at its headquarters.
On Tuesday morning, websites around the world – from Reddit to Twitch and the UK goverlovebylifent’s Amazon – stopped working, with users only seeing a series of error messages.
This problem was later observed at Fastly, an Internet infrastructure provider. He was said to be investigating the problem immediately and then finding a way to solve it.
He quickly said he applied the fix, but did not specify what the problem was and how it was resolved. The change took effect around 11:30 a.m. UK time.
But the essence of web-based systems is that problems can persist even after the problem has been fixed.
The additional load and other interruptions that result from the return of sites online can cause other problems with loading or using websites properly.
“Customers may continue to experience a decrease in cache rate and an increase in origin load with the return of global services,” he wrote quickly in his update.
The company provided relatively little information about what caused it in the first place. In the first update, which was released shortly after the outages began, he said he was “examining the potential impact on working with our CDN services.”
A CDN, or content delivery network, is a worldwide system of servers that provides timely uploads of text, images, and other information that make up the content of websites – what you see in a review.
They are available to store copies of popular websites, requests do not have to be sent all over the world, but can be sent to a nearby and very fast server.
In another tweet, Fastly speculated that the issue was the result of an error in its “configuration” – indicating that a technical error or problem occurred, rather than a cyberattack or other dramatic event, as some have speculated.
“We have identified a service configuration that is causing disruptions in our POPs globally and disabling this configuration,” he writes in an update on Twitter.