[afnog] Another Perspective - Kentik's View on the Facebook Outage

S Moonesamy sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
Thu Oct 7 14:03:11 UTC 2021

Hi Marcus,
At 04:33 AM 07-10-2021, Markus Akena Wipfler wrote:
>ofc A records where removed during outage. either by bad design, 
>sabotage or whatever . @Paul just sub withdrawn with removed from 
>your statement and u make the same point I did. either way it's bad 
>design and I doubt that FB makes that kind of mistake.
>Also no one is connecting the dots what is happening to FB as a whole atm..
>On technical level such mistake is unacceptable when each 1 hour of 
>downtime costs about 1 billi USD...

It could be listed under: "if our products are unavailable when users 
attempt to access them, or if they do not load as quickly as 
expected, users may not use our products as often in the future, or 
at all, and our ability to serve ads may be disrupted".

>I find it highly unlikely that this was an automation mistake coz 
>some one didn't doublecheck their config.


S. Moonesamy

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