Akamai DNS problem causing wide Internet issues
Internet connection issues are plaguing the United States, and Akamai DNS server malfunctions appear to be the root cause of the problem.
Akamai runs the Edge DNS service, and the company has reported an issue with the service. No detailed information about the problem has been provided by Akamai, nor has a timetable for fixes and restoration.
At this time Akamai has only issued a limited statement on the issue.
“We are actively investigating the issue,” writes Akamai. “If you have questions or are experiencing impact due to this issue, please contact Akamai Technical Support. In the interest of time, we are providing you the most current information available, which is subject to changes, corrections, and updates.”
A heatmap of Akamai DNS outage reports. Source: Downdetector
This has caused a cascading series of problems with another backbone of the Internet — Amazon Web Services. At publication time, the status webpage for the service was unreachable, and many sites hosted on AWS were experiencing problems as well.
According to Downdetector a number of websites are experiencing issues, including:
- Playstation Network
- Home Depot
- Southwest Airlines
- US Bank
- and more…
Those experiencing internet issues must sit tight while the problem is repaired. Companies who use Akamai for their DNS may contact Akamai support for further inquiries.
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July 22, 2021 at 09:53AM