Facebook downtime is caused by server configuration issues

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Yesterday, Facebook and its products as Instagram and WhatsApp, suffered serious downtime. Facebook users around the world reported that they had problems logging into Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and they could not post. Facebook posted a message acknowledging the disruption of the service, although the incident was not related to DDoS, the specific reasons are not confessed.

Roland Dobbins, a chief engineer of network security management company Netscout, believes that the downtime may be caused by a BGP routing error. He said,

However, cloud monitoring company ThousandEyes believes that “the cause would appear to be internal rather than a network or Internet delivery issue–for example, we saw ‘500 internal server errors’ from Facebook. Given the sheer scale and continuous changes that these web-scale providers are constantly making to their applications and infrastructure, sometimes things break as a result of these changes, even in the most capable hands.”

Today, Facebook sent a tweet to respond positively to the cause of the accident. It said that it was due to changes in server configuration that caused the downtime, and said that the problem has been solved and the system is recovering.

Via: TechCrunch