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Facebook's Online Services Restored After More Than 6 Hours Outage

Published Wed, Oct 06 2021 06:21 am
by The Silicon Trend

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Facebook's Online Services Restored After More Than 6 Hours Outage

 

Most of you might be wondering what happened to Facebook and its services; why can't we see any posts or send any messages. Well, the reason for it is that there has been an outage of online services on Monday. Facebook, its owned platforms - WhatsApp and Instagram, and Oculus services came back online after more than 6 hours of outage, one of the most significant service interruptions in recent memory. 

Facebook apologized for the inconvenience caused for the users in Twitter, adding that they are working on things to reinstate the service as fast as possible. It crashed chaos on Facebook internally, with workforces unable to access Workplace, mails, and other task-related tools. Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook, said, "We are experiencing networking issues, and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible."

 

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Outage Reason Unknown

 

Down Detector, a service interruption tracking site, logged several service reports. The company's own site couldn't load for hours, whereas WhatsApp and Instagram were accessible but couldn't send messages or load new content. Though the reason behind the interruption is unknown, numerous security proficient suspected DNS problems behind it.

The director of internet analysis at Kentik - Doug Madory added, he is not familiar with such outages before, especially from a major internet company. For many people out there, Facebook is considered to be the internet. When trying to update their network configuration, companies might lose their connectivity, and the same happened to an American computing company - Fastly, experiencing over 50 minutes outage.

 

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