Monday, 4 October 2021

Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

quote [ It’s always DNS. ]

LOL. So there's also a tweet in the extended of an NYTimes reporter saying they spoke to a FB employee that said they can't get into their building because their card reader system isn't working. Which isn't out of the question for access control systems that authenticate over IP.

[SFW] [business] [+4 Funny]
[by steele@7:48pmGMT]


ScoobySnacks said @ 9:04pm GMT on 4th Oct [Score:2 Funny]
steele said @ 8:42pm GMT on 4th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
lmao, Jack Dorsey, CEO of twitter, retweeted this guy (Chad Loder) and check what Chad changed his display name to.

64k retweets so far
the circus said @ 5:28pm GMT on 5th Oct [Score:1 Funsightful]
Bruceski said @ 2:41am GMT on 6th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
It gets better. Not only was the ID card access over the same network that you needed to get inside the building to fix, but the person with a physical key was unable to be contacted quickly because they were supposed to be notified via WhatsApp.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:46pm GMT on 6th Oct
I love it.
Bruceski said @ 6:13pm GMT on 6th Oct
There are plenty of sayings along the lines of "it's not a backup key if it's on the same ring," and this is why it keeps getting repeated.
mechavolt said @ 8:14pm GMT on 4th Oct
Do you want .hack//SIGN? Cause this is how we get .hack//SIGN!!!
steele said @ 8:19pm GMT on 4th Oct
It's funny because first world problems, but on the other hand whatsapp is used pretty extensively across the globe for things like payments and whatnot which is insane and super dystopian. The ramifications of all this on top of everything else that's going on is just mindblowing. Especially if it's DNS because it could take days for the fixes to fully propagate.
steele said[1] @ 1:19pm GMT on 5th Oct
Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet

Update about the October 4th outage

To those around the world who depend on us, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by today’s outage across our platforms.

C18H27NO3 said @ 4:18pm GMT on 5th Oct
If only that would be permanent.
knumbknutz said @ 6:06pm GMT on 5th Oct
Can't say it surprises me - our IT department has some certifiable knuckleheads that have managed to crash edge routers in multiple cities while updating firmware on a couple of firewalls. The arguments on if it was the vendors, or the administrators fault can go on for months on shit like this.

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