network pixelsInternet Outage the morning of June 24, 2019 affected thousands of websites.

Some website around the world, including the AHHerald, were inaccessible for about 90 minutes this morning due to what is called a “route leak.” Basically, that means two or more networks were not communicating the correct information with each other and could not send requests to the correct internet addresses. Most North American sites are back online.

Some initial reports indicate the primary source of the problem was with Level3 (Now CenturyLink), a tier one backbone of the internet.

Cloudflare, which handles the IP address for many websites this morning reports:

Cloudflare System Status
Route Leak Impacting Cloudflare


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Monitoring – The network responsible for the route leak has now fixed the issue. We are seeing improvement and are continuing to monitor this before we consider this issue resolved.
Jun 24, 12:42 UTC

Update – This leak is impacting many internet services including Cloudflare. We are continuing to work with the network provider that created this route leak to remove it.
Jun 24, 12:34 UTC
Update – We are continuing to work on a fix for this issue.
Jun 24, 11:43 UTC
Identified – We have identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges and are working with the network involved to resolve this.
Jun 24, 11:36 UTC
Investigating – Cloudflare is observing network related issues.
Jun 24, 11:02 UTC

Cloudflare, which has 44 edge networks or APIs in North America.  Traffic coming through their Pittsburg and Norfolk Cloudflare system has now been re-routed.

Other networks may still be affected.


UPDATE: reports:

(W)e can confirm that earlier today there was a large BGP incident, causing 20k prefixes for 2400 network to be rerouted through AS396531 (a steel plant). and then on to its transit provider: Verizon (AS701) Start time: 10:34:21 (UTC) End time: 13:26:07 (UTC)

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...