Reddit has been down for everybody since round 8am India time. This was confirmed on Reddit’s standing website, which famous that Reddit has recognized the issue and is engaged on a repair. This was additionally confirmed by DownDetector, which reveals a spike of issues for Reddit at 8am. For now, customers who go to Reddit.com are greeted with a message saying that the CDN can not entry Reddit’s servers. Nevertheless because the downside has been recognized this may possible be fastened quickly.
In accordance with the message on Reddit Standing at round 7.30am, the corporate famous, “Error charges are elevated and requests are failing. A trigger has been recognized and a repair is being carried out.” It quickly posted, “We’re persevering with to work on a repair for this situation.” Given the velocity of the updates, this may possible be resolved quickly.
Web site outage tracker DownDetector additionally famous issues with Reddit in across the similar interval, as proven on this screenshot, the place a sudden spike seems at 8am.
As of now, Reddit has not mentioned what induced the problem it’s dealing with — the one clue is the picture on its cell web site, seen above, which says that the CDN can not connect with Reddit servers. Nevertheless, on the Reddit Standing web page, it marks the outage on Desktop Net, Cell Net, and different Reddit features, however added that the Reddit CDN Fastly is working positive.
Earlier, in June, a serious outage from Fastly led to nearly half the Web being down, which Fastly would later clarify was due to a software program bug that was triggered by a buyer. There was additionally a current Web outage due to an issue at Akamai, in July. And AWS had a serious outage in November 2020. As these issues mount, we have to ask how dependable the infrastructure of the Web is, at a time after we are debating the way forward for distant work.