(Paris) Several websites around the world, along with major media outlets, as well as corporate sites such as the White House or the British government, as well as the Reddit platform or PayPal payment system, had difficulty accessing Tuesday.
At 6:44 a.m., U.S. IT service provider Fastley said it had “identified” the failure and was in the process of “putting a solution in place”.
Access to many sites was restored at 10:50 a.m., others were very volatile.
The Gov.uk site, which covers ministries and allows the British to handle a number of policies related to public services, for example “Error 503 service not available” indicated at 6:20 p.m.
The White House site at the same time referred him to the message “This page is not working”.
Major newspaper sites (BBC, New York Times, Courier del Serra, El Mundo) will at least temporarily display messages such as “Error 503 service not available” or “Connection failure”.
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In France, there are many news sites or concerns: Euronews, Weekly L’Obs and several sites of the Le Monde group, including the daily Le Monde and Weekly Telerama.
When asked by the AFP, the Le Monde and L’Obs groups were unable to immediately identify the source of the failure.
The U.S. provider of cloud computing services quickly reported a site down detector that detected an Internet access problem with information that “indicates a major disruption at fast”.
The latter – whose site is sometimes inaccessible – said it was “investigating” the potential impact of affecting its CDN (Content Delivery Network) services at 5:58 am, i.e. its content distribution networks.
The content distribution network consists of a set of servers that assist in making content or data available to users.
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