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Facebook says 'faulty configuration change' to blame for 6-hour outage

Tuesday October 5, 2021. 05:48 AM , from AppleInsider
Facebook says 'faulty configuration change' to blame for 6-hour outage
Facebook late Monday apologized for a six-hour outage that impacted the company's flagship social network, as well as ancillary services, blaming the downtime on a 'faulty configuration change.'Facebook and its related services, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus VR, went offline at around 11:30 a.m. Eastern and remained inaccessible for about six hours. Subsequent reports suggested that a bad Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) update was to blame for the outage, and a new statement from Facebook seemingly confirms the theory.In a blog post, Facebook VP of Engineering and Infrastructure Santosh Janardhan apologized for the 'inconvenience' and explained that router configuration changes caused an interruption between its data centers. Read more...
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/10/05/facebook-says-faulty-configuration-change-to-blame-for-6-...

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