I'm having some issues loading the Stack Exchange network sites. Meta Stack Overflow is the only one that works for me, and all the other ones hang up during page loading with the message "Waiting for cdn.sstatic.net".

What could be causing this?

Following the template provided on other questions related to this,

  1. Sample CSS file that is giving me trouble: http://cdn.sstatic.net/rpg/all.css?v=c9c55a2b82c5

  2. My IP address:

  3. First tracert http://www.ethland.com/tracert1.png

  4. Second tracert http://www.ethland.com/tracert2.png

  5. NetDNA Atlanta Datacenter

  • No Repro. Even in InCognito/InPrivate.
    – bPratik
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 0:54
  • I don't expect people to be able to reproduce my issue, but I just have no idea how to diagnose the source of the problem. Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 2:26
  • status-norepro here.
    – Undo
    Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 2:32
  • +1 issue exists. It seems to be quite ugly bug, hard to find. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 6:56
  • What is the actual argument to tracert in 3. and 4.? Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 8:15
  • Yeah, strangely meta gets that file (I assume) locally: http://meta.stackexchange.com/content/stackexchangemeta/all.css..., and using Firebug or what-have-you do slip in that css file in lieu of the cdn.sstatic.net link makes SO look like Meta. ;^) I'm having the same issue with a proxy.
    – ruffin
    Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 17:28
  • Fwiw, using //meta.stackexchange.com/content/stackoverflow/all.css in place of the cdn link fixes it. So if something like Redirector for Firefox still worked, you'd have a workaround.
    – ruffin
    Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:00
  • I'm having the same issue, from more than a month now. Using the same laptop, both at work and home, both with chrome / firefox / opera, i get 409 for resources in cdn.sstatic.net. Using a random open proxy only for that domain works
    – Fredi
    Commented Aug 4, 2016 at 14:06

1 Answer 1


Just clear the cache and cookies and retry opening the site. Also please check that proxy is applied to your browser or not.

If yes, then remove that proxy and try again. Hope this will help. Please let us know in case of any other issues.

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