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who uses that crap in 2021 anyway. install telegram
The one that's infiltrated by the Belorussian KGB? (So my Polish friends tell me).
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:28
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How can you groan this question Tom? Really?

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I do use FB though.
maybe thats why he groaned
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:30
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well, you are a joker

imagine how many people use telegram today now that zuckerberg's crap went down
Signal was fine.
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

If anyone is interested in the technical explanation behind the outage:

https://arstechnica.com/information-...-what-we-know/

tl;dr : someone seriously messed up BGP

edited to add: If anyone has ever been a network engineer or sysadmin, the comments in the above arstechnica link are hilarious!!!!!

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Old 04.10.2021, 22:36
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If anyone is interested in the technical explanation behind the outage:

https://arstechnica.com/information-...-what-we-know/

tl;dr : someone seriously messed up BGP
that's pretty hilarious. that they're having trouble fixing it because everything is broken.

I wanted to share that with friends, but FB is down
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:52
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If anyone is interested in the technical explanation behind the outage:

https://arstechnica.com/information-...-what-we-know/

tl;dr : someone seriously messed up BGP

edited to add: If anyone has ever been a network engineer or sysadmin, the comments in the above arstechnica link are hilarious!!!!!
https://twitter.com/BenjaminEnfield/...g8zVUB2TQ&s=19


Not really BGP, more like removed static routes
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:54
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg's 'wealth' has dropped by $7 billion this evening and he has dropped from 5th richest person to 6th
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Old 04.10.2021, 22:57
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that's pretty hilarious. that they're having trouble fixing it because everything is broken.

I wanted to share that with friends, but FB is down
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Not really BGP, more like removed static routes
It has been over a decade since I touched a routing table, but this dude (CTO of Cloudflare) says this:
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About five minutes before Facebook's DNS stopped working we saw a large number of BGP changes (mostly route withdrawals) for Facebook's ASN.
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Old 04.10.2021, 23:40
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If anyone is interested in the technical explanation behind the outage:

https://arstechnica.com/information-...-what-we-know/

tl;dr : someone seriously messed up BGP

edited to add: If anyone has ever been a network engineer or sysadmin, the comments in the above arstechnica link are hilarious!!!!!
The best comment I read so far "Thoughts and prayers to all those that can't currently do "their own research".

I now have this image of FB employees using military-grade equipment to break into an unmanned computer centre in some remote location.
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-...cebook-outage/
Seems like yet another fat finger issue.

If you screw up IGP, your boss will know. If you screw up BGP (EGP), whole world will know

Damn BGP
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Old 04.10.2021, 23:58
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

It's OK. I told them to turn the servers off and on again, so it will be working again tomorrow when everything has rebooted.
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Old 05.10.2021, 00:07
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

It's working again now with some glitches
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Not really BGP, more like removed static routes
Could you please elaborate a bit on this?
Maybe I'm missing something here, but can't really imagine how some static routes would bring down global multi-homed AS network like FB one.
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Old 05.10.2021, 00:15
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It's working again now with some glitches
Super, my experience of trying to fix things manually in normally unmanned computer centres is less than good due to their poor labelling. " Now which exactly is the fourth row down in the third rack".
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Old 05.10.2021, 00:22
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Super, my experience of trying to fix things manually in normally unmanned computer centres is less than good due to their poor labelling. " Now which exactly is the fourth row down in the third rack".
Someone finally remembered to switch it off and back on again
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Interesting coincidence... a whistleblower comes clean about how Facebook knows its platform is toxic and unsafe but ignores it in the name of profits, and then all services go down.
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Another explanation. https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/..._outage_fixed/

The timing with the whistleblower may seem a little too coincidental, but neither event is good for Facebook, so if it's a conspiracy (I tell ya!), who benefits?

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

Just had a TC with a colleague in Melbourne... she slept through the whole thing (2:30 - 8:30am)
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