An internet monitoring expert has revealed the possible reason for the global outage of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
“Facebook implemented a change to network routing information Monday morning,” said Doug Madhuri, director of internet analytics at internet monitoring firm Kintech, according to the Wall Street Journal.
He said the change affected the company’s DNS servers, which act as a kind of internet search system, where domain names like Facebook.com are linked to digital internet protocol addresses used by browsers and servers. web.
The system of domain names for electronic addresses allows users to refer to the sites they wish to access. A similar outage at cloud computing company Akamai Technologies led to the closure of several sites last July.
Madhuri explained that the change made Facebook’s DNS servers unavailable, forcing its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services to go offline.
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