Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram down know more about the DNS issues abd bugs
After the outage, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram are back
WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook all went down in a major outage.
All three apps, which are owned and operated on shared infrastructure by Facebook, stopped functioning shortly before 12pm EST. Other apps that belong to the same family, like Facebook Workplace, also stopped functioning.
Visitors to Facebook simply saw an error page, or a message that the browser couldn’t connect. WhatsApp and Instagram continued to function, but they did not display any new content or messages that were sent or received during the problem.
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Although Facebook outages are rare, they can have a huge impact on users. This is because three of the most popular apps in the world are affected.
It is not always clear about the cause of problems and doesn’t usually explain to them after they have been fixed. It suffered its worst outage in years in 2019 and claimed that the problem was caused by routine maintenance.
According to a leaked transcript, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, stated that outages like these are a “big deal” in a 2019 transcript. He said that any problems can lead people to use competitors and it can take months to get back trust in Facebook and get people on the platform again – if they ever come back.
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A spokesperson for the company stated that they apologize for the problem, but did not give any indication as to why it started or how long it would take to resolve.
Andy Stone, the spokesperson for the company, stated on Twitter that “we’re aware some people are having difficulty accessing our apps or products.” We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
This statement was quickly shared on the official Facebook Twitter account.
also shared an update on Instagram.
It said that Instagram and its friends are experiencing difficulties right now. This could lead to problems for the app. We’re here to help!
WhatsApp customers can also be updated via its official Twitter account.
“We are aware that some users have issues with WhatsApp right now. They said that they were working to restore normalcy.
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Understanding Why Facebook vanished from the Internet
We thought for a second, “Facebook cannot be down, can’t it?”
We opened an internal incident today at 1651 UTC called “Facebook DNS Lookup Returning SERVFAIL” because it was concerned that there was something wrong with our DNS resolver, 22.214.171.124. As we were about posting on our public status page, we discovered something more serious.
Social media quickly exploded into flames reporting on what our engineers quickly confirmed. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were all down. Their DNS names were no longer able to resolve and their infrastructure IPs became unreachable. It was almost as if someone had pulled the cables from their data centers and disconnected them all from the Internet.
Is it possible?
BGP stands for Border Gateway Protocol. This protocol allows for the exchange information about routing between autonomous systems (ASs). These lists can be used for routing every packet to its destination.
BGP is what binds all the Internet together. It is impossible for ISPs or other networks to find Facebook’s network.
Each network has an ASN, an Autonomous Systems Number. An Autonomous System is a network that has a single internal routing policy. An AS can both originate prefixes, which means they have control over a set of IP addresses and transit prefixes which means they know how to reach particular groups of IP addresses.
Cloudflare’s ASN number is AS13335. Every ASN must announce its prefix routes to the Internet using BGP. Otherwise, nobody will know how to connect or where to find us.
The learning center provides a comprehensive overview of ASNs and BGP, as well as how they work.
This simplified diagram shows six independent systems and two routes that one packet could use to get from Start to End. AS1-AS2 – AS3 is the fastest and AS1-AS6 – AS5 – AS4 AS3 the slowest. However, this can be used in case the first fails.