Numerous websites briefly go down in widespread outage


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AT&T has 1,000+ websites and 1 wasn't available? I don't know about the other companies.

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A problem last night watching internet TV.

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It's those Israeli space lasers again.

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A hack?

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Akamai pushed a software update to its DNS server. A software configuration update triggered a bug in their DNS server Edge DNS, bringing Oracle down with it. The problem is fixed.

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Russia again

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Russia again

Nope, just a bug triggered by a software update. Nothing sinister.

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I wonder if Akamai did an internal review after the Fastly outage recently. Every CDN out there should be doing some serious stress testing of their deployment strategies to try to expose any bugs they can fix before more outages like this happen.

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