We are having some intermittent outbound connection issues due to some problems our downstream bandwidth provider is having with routing. This may manifest itself in timeouts or inability to connect on first attempt, or issues with read from remote providers.
The service provider is working on resolving these downstream issues now, apologies for any inconvenience.
The issue mostly affected users of Amazon S3. Cogent let us know that they were aware of the issues between the Amazon network and at least one of Amazon’s providers, Telia. Amazon were also aware of it and have been working on the problem and our own monitoring seems to show the issue is stabilised.by