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Holden Hillbilly

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New York Times: Facebook employees reportedly can’t enter buildings to evaluate the Internet outage because their door access badges weren’t working.

An automated process started removing routes on core gateways so the IPs were not accessible. This hit all core routers which is why their internal tooling isn’t working either. They have to deploy physical employees to every router to physically login to those servers directly (no remote access.) There’s also apparently a breakdown in who knows what, so there’s multiple parties involved in that physical process. People who know what is affected, people who know how to fix the problem, people who know the login info, people who can get to the physical router.

Right now, facebook and their entire network doesn’t even exist. The routing is gone. This is going to take hundreds of people to fix and probably up to 24 hours to fix due to the physical access by knowledged people required.
 

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Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet:

 

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owen87

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New York Times: Facebook employees reportedly can’t enter buildings to evaluate the Internet outage because their door access badges weren’t working.

An automated process started removing routes on core gateways so the IPs were not accessible. This hit all core routers which is why their internal tooling isn’t working either. They have to deploy physical employees to every router to physically login to those servers directly (no remote access.) There’s also apparently a breakdown in who knows what, so there’s multiple parties involved in that physical process. People who know what is affected, people who know how to fix the problem, people who know the login info, people who can get to the physical router.

Right now, facebook and their entire network doesn’t even exist. The routing is gone. This is going to take hundreds of people to fix and probably up to 24 hours to fix due to the physical access by knowledged people required.
A Facebook free world for 24 hours. Amazing. The world will be better for it.
 

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spinynorman

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We were fortunate it was mostly overnight here.

WhatsApp and/or Messenger are the predominant forms of communication for much of the world - particularly poorer nations who rely on the free apps to communicate with friends and family and for whom the idea of calling or texting is costly. They have become essential services, and ought to be recognised as such (and as a public service), with a responsibility to the people. Any other messaging service that became popular (as WhatsApp did) will be bought out or crushed by the Facebook monopoly. We need to deal with the Big Four tech monopolies that wield far too much power.
 

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We were fortunate it was mostly overnight here.

WhatsApp and/or Messenger are the predominant forms of communication for much of the world - particularly poorer nations who rely on the free apps to communicate with friends and family and for whom the idea of calling or texting is costly. They have become essential services, and ought to be recognised as such (and as a public service), with a responsibility to the people. Any other messaging service that became popular (as WhatsApp did) will be bought out or crushed by the Facebook monopoly. We need to deal with the Big Four tech monopolies that wield far too much power.
Was a good watch.
Looks like a friendly bi-partisan approach to nail Zuckerberg and his evil algorithms.
Best backhanders were for fanning racial tension in Ethiopia and turning off some filter on US election day and turning it back on Jan 6th.
Lols were provided by the senators and the longwinded questions,heaps threw in the
"Where's Zuckerberg today?Out sailing on his yacht."
 

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Good summary of yesterday's events:

 

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Good summary of yesterday's events:

Good article,bit technical for me but a hackers handbook for some.
Loved this bit
Screenshot_20211006-204732_Samsung Internet.jpg

Nice sentiment,but trust and co-operation have never been in play.
 

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