PayPal IPN service outage

At around 00:00 on Saturday 15 July, PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification service suffered an unusual outage. ┬áRetail websites around the world reported difficulty processing the response from transactions.

While PayPal’s transaction processing was unaffected, the call-back response failed to materialise for the IPN listener script. ┬áNormal service resumed at around 21:00 on Saturday evening but not before numerous developers spent their weekend questioning code that wasn’t broken.

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