503 service unavailable errors (In Progress)
  • Priority - High
  • Affecting Server - Lightning
  • On server Lightning, some customers are experiencing error pages sporadically that look like:


    Service Unavailable

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

    Additionally, a 503 Service Unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    This is not a server capacity issue as it states but appears to be related to some security rules that are causing php-fpm to fault.  These rules appear to have been pushed to servers on Monday/Tuesday of this week.

    I will explain further once we have more specifics but the good news is that we appear to have narrowed down the cause as of 5pm CT Nov 28.

    For now, refreshing is resolving but I can certainly appreciate that this is quite a nuisance and is service-impacting.

    We're working to resolve this completely as soon as possible.

  • Date - 11/24/2020 12:00
  • Last Updated - 11/28/2020 18:09

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