I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA

IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA

IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA

NOT LINUX

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

@alexbuzzbee Maybe they balance the load based on UA (for UA-specific content) and one of the servers failed?

@alvarezp It’s also been suggested that an IPS is reacting badly to attacks with an X11; Linux UA.

@alexbuzzbee @alvarezp This is my thought, too -- some really, really shortsighted attempt at defense against some sort of attack.

That being said, I wonder how broad this "linux prevention" goes -- I've been using the wonderful, third-party site "playapplemusic.com" to use Apple Music on the web (since Apple doesn't provide a web interface, or even let you download the Apple Music app on ChromeOS), and it went down about a week ago, too.

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@mdm @alexbuzzbee Yes. The problem is not so much that things fail, but how to make them aware. I wonder if they are not yet aware.

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