Cloudflare error messages


(Colin Smith) #1

I’ve been getting cloudflare error pages for a few websites today (not ones I’m managing fortunately), I believe this is a domain registrar service of some kind aimed at protecting domains and some other stuff I didn’t read too much about. Twitter would seem to suggest that it’s only just been been launched, has anybody been affected by it?
At the time of writing http://brindleyplace.com was returning said error message. I believe there is a three way handshake involved between cloudflare and the requested website and it would seem it insists on a well formed response which some sites are not providing. Sounds like a bit of a headache anyway. I’m wondering if this is anything to do with a perceived slowdown of the internet in general over the last few days.


(Colin Smith) #2

interestingly brindleyplace.com is now returning a page that would suggest someone is in the process of firefighting


(Colin Smith) #3

messages are as shown here https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200171936-Error-520-Web-server-is-returning-an-unknown-error


(Greg Robson) #4

I’m getting 522 - connection timed out.

I’ve had this from time with specific web sites, I don’t know whether it’s how their infrastructure is set up or whether some network routing prevents a timely response. Normally hitting “try for a live page” works fine, but not this time.


(Colin Smith) #5

their support page for the 522 error goes some way to describing the server handshake protocol https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200171906-Error-522-Connection-timed-out

I’m assuming things are just a bit broken at the moment at their end of things, or potentially a webserver update?.
It’s not causing me any problems personally, just roused my interest.


(Jon) #6

522 here as well, four hours after your initial post. I’d assume the issue is due to the site itself - and if so that’s a lot of downtimes for what is presumably a brochureware site :frowning:


(Max Woolf) #7

We had one of our sites go down yesterday evening/overnight. Didn’t look like the application layer, but the DNS routing. We use Cloudflare so I assume maybe this was related?


(Colin Smith) #8

the other site that I notices suffering was http://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/ which along with brindleyplace.com is now fine. Interesting. I’ll have to look into CloudFlare, I’ve not heard of them before, mind you I’m not involved in hosting. I spotted a cross reference to HTTP/2 which reminded me I need to know about that as well


#9

The Cloudflare status page is here
https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/

and the Incident History reports are here
https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/history

Which doesn’t seem to suggest there were any major issues with the edge network in local regions.