- Oct 06, 2021
Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram face major Configuration Error Outage
Recently, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were down due to a significant outage. These platforms suffered a DNS-related outage. The incident occurred on 4th October 2021.
Facebook started slowing down from earlier Monday and stopped, with browsers unable to resolve the domain. The problem happened across other Facebook-owned sites as well.
The problem may be due to the configuration of Facebook’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing. The BGP routing protocol is responsible for calculating the most efficient path to reach a website through multiple autonomous systems.
As per reports on Twitter, the BGP routes to Facebook have been dropped from the Internet. A large number of BGP route withdrawals were noticed. Finally, Facebook is down, and also a few Facebook-related services.
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