Apparently it was more than a routing issue, there are reports that even the access cards didn't work when engineers tried to get into the data centres.
The services were down from about 16:00 GMT until around 22:00 on Monday.
But the company said there was "no evidence that user data was compromised".
Sheera Frenkel, the New York Times' technology reporter, told the Today programme part of the reason it took so long to fix was because "the people trying to figure out what this problem was couldn't even physically get into the building" to work out what had gone wrong.
Well clearly Bill Gates needs to go back to the drawing board and redesign his brain-control microchips. Then create a new virus so that there's another excuse to forcibly vaccinate people. After all, it's no good if the microchips being activated stops the world from going round...Now that many people have been micro chipped due to the successful vaccination program and were ‘activated’ yesterday, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp had to be rebooted due to heavy interference.
Is everyone OK? Did you all survive that terrible evening without FB/WhatsApp/Instagram? If anyone needs to just talk about it, message me. I'm here to listen.
Out of the three I only use WhatsApp so the worst thing that happened to me was that I couldn’t download and then forward a meme that was sent to me.
I’m over it now though.
Yeah it crossed my mind that I imagine various people at FB are now badly regretting that particular design decision. Astonishing that a company that is so strongly tech-based apparently didn't think about what happens if you tie everything into a single point of failure.On a technical note, imagine having an IT infrastructure so complex that you can't even get into your own offices because the building entry systems are all tied into the same (faulty) network. Quite an achievement when you think about it.
I am sure there will be one or two Mountain View-based enterprise architects looking for new roles or venturing into early retirement after this.Yeah it crossed my mind that I imagine various people at FB are now badly regretting that particular design decision. Astonishing that a company that is so strongly tech-based apparently didn't think about what happens if you tie everything into a single point of failure.