To the huge communities of people and businesses that rely on us all over the world: We are sorry. We have been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report that they are now back online. Thank you for your tolerance.October 4, 2021
Facebook stated that today’s long-term outage did not endanger user data-this is actually a very boring network error. “Our engineering team learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused problems that disrupted this communication.
The company released On its blog.
“This kind of network traffic interruption has had a knock-on effect on our data center’s communication methods, causing our services to stop.”
ability: Facebook users from all over the world cannot access the social network today, it seems that the domain name “facebook.com” is temporarily lost. The outage started at around 8:30 am Pacific time and continued nearly five hours later.
The error “DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN” appears when trying to load the Facebook website, which means that the service responsible for converting “facebook.com” to an IP address cannot perform this operation. Instagram and WhatsApp are also inaccessible.
“We know that some people have problems accessing our apps and products,” Facebook wrote on Twitter. “We are working hard to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.”
Facebook owns Oculus, the VR headset manufacturer, and controversially requires Oculus Quest users to log in with their Facebook account.In many Reddit theme, Many Quest users stated that they could use their headsets during power outages—for example, to play VR games on Steam—but some said they could not load their Oculus library, and those users who just pulled out of Quest 2 reported them Unable to complete the initial setup.
“We know that some people have problems accessing our apps and products,” Oculus wrote In one thread“The team is working hard to get things back to normal as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.”
When I launched the Oculus PC application, it said that it did not detect an internet connection. The Oculus website has also been closed.
*Sincere* Apologies to everyone currently affected by the interruption of services supported by Facebook.We have encountered a network problem, the team is debugging and recovering as soon as possibleOctober 4, 2021
At around 1 pm Pacific time, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Tweet The power outage is caused by “network problems”. There are as many causes of the problem as Facebook said.
The simplest potential explanation is that someone messed up.A post on Reddit by a person who claimed to be aware of the situation has now been deleted, stating that the issue was caused by BGP Configuration errors that require physical hardware access to repair.
A more dramatic theory is that a person or a group deliberately shut down Facebook, but there is currently no evidence of an attack, despite various speculations on social media sites (excluding Facebook).The timing of the interruption may be driving speculation in this direction: Yesterday, the whistleblower who recently leaked internal Facebook files To the Wall Street Journal Appeared in 60 minutes to discuss her statement that the company chooses profit instead of curbing hate speech and misinformation.
Whatever the reason, this is obviously a bad failure.Not only can’t access Facebook’s website and apps: Facebook employees are reportedly unable to access the company’s internal communication system, according to reports Sheera Frenkel, Technology Correspondent, New York Times, Even Facebook’s house number was affected, preventing employees from entering the building.
I just spoke on the phone with a person who works for FB. He described that employees were unable to enter the building this morning and began to assess the extent of the power outage because their badges could not enter the door.October 4, 2021