Problem with cloudflare and high traffic message

Yesterday, Cloudflare presented performance problems in its network. According to the message the problem affected traffic between Europe and Asia, and Asia and Central/Central/East Coast of North America.

We are building our platform using and they have their servers in AWS - Virginia, but the error message was presented to us when trying to enter from Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Argentina, etc).
I would like to know, was yesterday’s problem a problem that affected more zones than reported? Or was the message displayed when trying to enter my site due to another cause?

Hi there,

From the screen alone, you were being served by a Cloudflare datacenter located in Washington, hence the message.

Take care.

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Hello, thank you for the response.
So, being on a server in the Washington data center caused some users to see the high traffic message despite trying to access from Latin America?

Hello @mcorreia ,

Last week we had the same message again, but we cannot find more information about the problem, can you help me again, to understand what is happening?

Hi there,

I’m actually not sure of the sorcery being used here TBH.
Your website is somehow showing Cloudflare headers but at the same time the resolution is not going through Cloudflare:

And somehow, no matter my location it’s always served from Cloudflare IAD datacenter:

I’m thinking that this is using Cloudflare infrastructure, but it’s not a Cloudflare zone. It’s certainly not a zone in your account. So I would contact the service provider and take this to them directly.

Take care.

It looks like the domain is being reverse-proxied to a domain that is on Cloudflare:

Look at

uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36

Hi there,

Nice catch @Laudian. I’m slower than usual today.

@julian13, please contact your provider and have them analyze this. If they have any issues, they need to be the ones contacting us directly.

Take care.


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