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Cloudflare outage, broken fiber, IPv6 routing, cap bad week for IoT stability

The IoT is built, entirely as the name suggests, on the foundation that is the internet. Because of this, we spend next to no time wondering how the IoT would function if there was no internet, and yet, for a few hours this week, sysadmins and engineers would have been pondering that particular question, after a trio of errors cropped up in quick succession. The most pressing was a bad software deployment from Cloudflare, a provider of content delivery networks (CDNs), DDoS mitigation, caching, and DNS services, which led to outages across its network. As a rather large number of major web services rely on Cloudflare, there were numerous outages across major websites and applications. Essentially, an error in the…

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