By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | July 22, 2021 -- 18:48 GMT (11:48 PDT) | Topic: Networking
You've heard it before, you'll hear it again. Once more with feeling, the internet is having real trouble as we move into July 22's early afternoon on the US East coast.
According to reports on the Outages list, which is the central mailing list for ISP and network operators to report and track major internet connection problems, and numerous Reddit threads, the major Content Delivery Network (CDN) Akamai is the root of the problem.
Specifically, people are reporting that when they try to reach sites that use Akamai to host their DNS CNAMEs they can't reach them. The sites are fine. But, thanks to trouble on Akamai's DNS edge servers, your web browser, game application, whatever, can't reach the sites. They're not getting the right addresses so your local program doesn't know how to find them.