New for Virtual DNS Customers: Self-Service Dashboard and APIs, and Two New Features

Published on by Dani Grant.

Today we're launching two new features and a brand new dashboard and API for Virtual DNS. Virtual DNS is CloudFlare’s DNS proxy that sits in front of some of the largest hosting providers in the world, shielding their DNS infrastructure from attacks and providing them with the DNS performance benefits of CloudFlare's network and caching. It's been a year since we launched Virtual DNS, and the service…

What happened next: the deprecation of ANY

Published on by Ólafur Guðmundsson.

Almost a year ago, we announced that we were going to stop answering DNS ANY queries. We were prompted by a number of factors: The lack of legitimate ANY use. The abundance of malicious ANY use. The constant use of ANY queries in large DNS amplification DDoS attacks. Additionally, we were about to launch Universal DNSSEC, and we could foresee the high cost of assembling ANY answers and…

Taipei: CloudFlare’s 77th Data Center is Now Live

Published on by Nitin Rao.

台北:CloudFlare的第七十七個數據中心已經上線喔! We are excited to announce the launch of our Taipei data center, which is our 28th data center in Asia, and our 77th data center globally. Millions of websites which were previously served from Hong Kong are now served locally from Taipei. 我們高興地宣布CloudFlare的的台北機房建置完成。這是我們在亞洲的第二十八個,在全球的第七十七個數據中心。從現在起台灣的網民可以直接從CloudFlare在台北的節點訪問數以百萬計的網站,不再繞道到香港。 Taipei today今天的台北 ![alt](/content/images/2016/04/Dumpling.jpg) Taipei, home to many renowned tech companies, is famous not…

The curious case of slow downloads

Published on by Marek Majkowski.

Some time ago we discovered that certain very slow downloads were getting abruptly terminated and began investigating whether that was a client (i.e. web browser) or server (i.e. us) problem. Some users were unable to download a binary file a few megabytes in length. The story was simple—the download connection was abruptly terminated even though the file was in the process of being downloaded. After…

CloudFlare Crypto Meetup: April 21, 2016

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

CloudFlare Crypto Meetup Teaser. Now back in HD: the CloudFlare Cryptography Meetup series. A while back, CloudFlare hosted a pair of Meetups focused on encryption and cryptographic technology. Now that CloudFlare HQ has moved into our beautiful new home at 101 Townsend in San Francisco, we’ve decided to bring the crypto back. In this series, we’ve invited experts from academia and industry to talk about the…