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(The Hill)   The day-long Facebook outage was caused by [insert image of beer spilled on server]   (thehill.com) divider line
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2658 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2019 at 2:24 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Its back up?  Damn.
 
6 days ago  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
6 days ago  

doctorguilty: And nothing of value was lost.


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6 days ago  
Sob! I had to switch to stalking people IRL since I couldn't do it on there!
 
6 days ago  
Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise
 
6 days ago  
A loving and merciful god?
 
6 days ago  
they're either scrubbing their servers of all incriminating Russian footprints

*or*

law enforcement was taking a look see

/probably 1 since the story of the grand jury investigation out of EDNY broke last night
 
6 days ago  
That's when I saw the twin nuclear flashes centered directly over the Facebook Headquarters in San Francisco, California.  It was only seconds later that I could reasonably identify the source of the blast.

Obama was pedaling his time machine and the propellers were turning faster than ever.  He had this sickening smile on his face, like he knew that he had just ruined the day of hundreds of millions of people all across our planet.

I guess the man doesn't give a crap that his actions are probably going to result in decreased day-to-day operating revenues for the company, and that the shareholders are going to suffer as a result.  I guess empathy isn't one of his things.
 
6 days ago  

doctorguilty: And nothing of value was lost.


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6 days ago  
Facebook was down?
 
6 days ago  
The day-long Facebook outage was caused by

Their series of pipes were clogged by an arroganceberg.
 
6 days ago  

eagles95: Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise


As someone that works in the I/T industry I will take it a face value.  They indicated that a server configuration change cause it. If they Farked up a Domain controller or DNS server they are screwed.  Hell even the load balancers can take a company down. Not even mentioning the proxy servers.

DDOS is alot more easily mitigated now through the major carriers so if it  was DDOS it would present more at least when I have seen them as a region of the world.

Just my 3.14 cents  YMMV.
 
6 days ago  
Is this the thread where I become a smug arsehole and say I don't use Facebook?
 
6 days ago  

Mike_LowELL: That's when I saw the twin nuclear flashes centered directly over the Facebook Headquarters in San Francisco, California.  It was only seconds later that I could reasonably identify the source of the blast.

Obama was pedaling his time machine and the propellers were turning faster than ever.  He had this sickening smile on his face, like he knew that he had just ruined the day of hundreds of millions of people all across our planet.

I guess the man doesn't give a crap that his actions are probably going to result in decreased day-to-day operating revenues for the company, and that the shareholders are going to suffer as a result.  I guess empathy isn't one of his things.


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6 days ago  
Ex-Boeing programmers ?
 
6 days ago  
First they came for Verizon text messaging, then they came for Facebook... What's next?
 
6 days ago  
I didn't even notice, learned of it from here.
 
6 days ago  

Ben Enya: Is this the thread where I become a smug arsehole and say I don't use Facebook?


I'm a smug asshole and I don't use it.

I didn't know about this outage until this afternoon.  Earlier today I ran into a total stranger who was talking about how the internet was down yesterday, both on her computer and her phone.  She seemed a little shaken up.  I was on the internet all day yesterday, and I didn't notice anything.  When I later realized it was only Facebook, I felt a little pity for the woman.
 
6 days ago  
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Seriously. I know many people over there who work on their client-facing infrastructure. This meme was almost solely made for them as they do this often. They've been trying to poach me for a while now to come on their devops team, and I refused simply due to the fact, I would have to revamp everything to have a workflow and change process, and they would lay me off if I tried to do that.
 
6 days ago  

eagles95: Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise


Regular daily use of Facebook is probably more traffic than a DDoS could ever hope to amass. They have something like 2.5 billion users with a huge chunk of that parked on the page doing ajax refreshes all day. The scope of their resource consumption is likely mind-boggling. I find the speculation of a DDoS attack on Facebook kind of laughable.
 
6 days ago  

anti-riaa: I didn't even notice, learned of it from here.


Posting in groups and events were problematic. I mostly use it for those reasons, An example is I had to post to an event we have in July setup to remind people to pay up on a shared expense. It wouldn't post until this morning. I also tried to post to a group I am on and it would just fail.  Posting to the few people I follow or on my own feed worked with no issues
 
6 days ago  
Oh, FB has been down for far longer, just as recently as a few years ago.

It was long overdue for a major outage.

/and maybe it's time to find a better social media site than that farking joke
//good luck finding it, since FB has run most of them off
 
6 days ago  
So... nothing at all to do with the borked Windows 10 auto-update?
 
6 days ago  
So, they do it like they do it here: they test their configuration changes on a bunch of VMs that have just been ghosted, and are pristine and virgin, and NEVER ACTUALLY USED.

Which is not regression testing, it's alpha testing. And should have been rolled back within 15 mins.
 
6 days ago  
They let Drew in the building?
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6 days ago  

Action Replay Nick: eagles95: Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise

Regular daily use of Facebook is probably more traffic than a DDoS could ever hope to amass. They have something like 2.5 billion users with a huge chunk of that parked on the page doing ajax refreshes all day. The scope of their resource consumption is likely mind-boggling. I find the speculation of a DDoS attack on Facebook kind of laughable.


I have often wondered about this very thing...
A few of my sites have some ajax calls going on...  And I always wonder at what point you can just have too much of that going on at once.  So I always keep it limited to some sort of user interaction.

Sites like FB just have that stuff going on all the time, as long as the page is loaded.  Not to mention, every single keystroke, or swipe of the screen...  For millions of users at any given time...  It's constant.

The days when we have to worry about optimizing our code to keep traffic and bandwidth to a minimum are long over.  Nowadays we can just hit the server with reckless abandon.  It's crazy...
 
6 days ago  

doctorguilty: And nothing of value was lost.


I agree. FB's usefulness is way overhyped.
 
6 days ago  

whitroth: So, they do it like they do it here: they test their configuration changes on a bunch of VMs that have just been ghosted, and are pristine and virgin, and NEVER ACTUALLY USED.

Which is not regression testing, it's alpha testing. And should have been rolled back within 15 mins.


You... you still use Ghost?
 
6 days ago  

mrs john amber: doctorguilty: And nothing of value was lost.

I agree. FB's usefulness is way overhyped.


It has uses. I get to see my grandkids daily.
 
6 days ago  

GardenWeasel: whitroth: So, they do it like they do it here: they test their configuration changes on a bunch of VMs that have just been ghosted, and are pristine and virgin, and NEVER ACTUALLY USED.

Which is not regression testing, it's alpha testing. And should have been rolled back within 15 mins.

You... you still use Ghost?


Don't look at me, I'm a Linux sysadmin, and that's what rsync's for. But the Center....

Why, what's wrong with it?
 
6 days ago  
strangely enough, capital one was offline as well.  their automated phone kept hanging up on me, website denied my credentials, as did the phone app.  i havent experienced that much rejection since i was living with my ex.  ah, memories...
 
6 days ago  

xevian: [i.imgur.com image 287x360]

Seriously. I know many people over there who work on their client-facing infrastructure. This meme was almost solely made for them as they do this often. They've been trying to poach me for a while now to come on their devops team, and I refused simply due to the fact, I would have to revamp everything to have a workflow and change process, and they would lay me off if I tried to do that.


And then go live on a long weekend Friday afternoon
 
6 days ago  
I think in one of the recent articles regarding FB privacy issues they said that users were leaving FB to go to Instagram. I wonder if those same people think it's a wacky coincidence that they were both down at the same time.
 
6 days ago  

calbert: [img.fark.net image 640x360]


And the adult version:

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6 days ago  

xevian: [i.imgur.com image 287x360]

Seriously. I know many people over there who work on their client-facing infrastructure. This meme was almost solely made for them as they do this often. They've been trying to poach me for a while now to come on their devops team, and I refused simply due to the fact, I would have to revamp everything to have a workflow and change process, and they would lay me off if I tried to do that.


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5 days ago  

eas81: eagles95: Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise

As someone that works in the I/T industry I will take it a face value.  They indicated that a server configuration change cause it. If they Farked up a Domain controller or DNS server they are screwed.  Hell even the load balancers can take a company down. Not even mentioning the proxy servers.

DDOS is alot more easily mitigated now through the major carriers so if it  was DDOS it would present more at least when I have seen them as a region of the world.

Just my 3.14 cents  YMMV.


As someone who works in Enterprise IT industry...you don't make changes on production servers that haven't been tested on test servers and you have a detailed change plan with backout procedures if things go baaaaaad,
 
5 days ago  
Not at all related to Zuckerberg's plan to mash Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook together for the "pivot to private" with features no one asked for, a plan so flawed that two long-time senior execs have walked out.
 
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netringer: eas81: eagles95: Per TFA Facebook says it wasn't a DDOS attack. I will go ahead and assume otherwise

As someone that works in the I/T industry I will take it a face value.  They indicated that a server configuration change cause it. If they Farked up a Domain controller or DNS server they are screwed.  Hell even the load balancers can take a company down. Not even mentioning the proxy servers.

DDOS is alot more easily mitigated now through the major carriers so if it  was DDOS it would present more at least when I have seen them as a region of the world.

Just my 3.14 cents  YMMV.

As someone who works in Enterprise IT industry...you don't make changes on production servers that haven't been tested on test servers and you have a detailed change plan with backout procedures if things go baaaaaad,


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