massive facebook outage presently

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at
Mon Oct 4 20:45:57 UTC 2021

It looks like it might take a while according to a news reporter's tweet:

"Was just on phone with someone who works for FB who described employees
unable to enter buildings this morning to begin to evaluate extent of
outage because their badges weren’t working to access doors."


On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 1:41 PM Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:

> I am starting to see reports that in ISPs with very large numbers of
> residential users, customers are starting to press the factory-reset
> buttons on their home routers/modems/whatever, in an attempt to make
> Facebook work. This is resulting in much heavier than normal first tier
> support volumes. The longer it stays down the worse this is going to get.
> On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 3:30 PM Jay Hennigan <jay at> wrote:
>> On 10/4/21 12:11, bzs at wrote:
>> >
>> > Although I believe it's generally true that if a company appears
>> > prominently in the news it's liable to be attacked I assume because
>> > the miscreants sit around thinking "hmm, who shall we attack today oh
>> > look at that shiny headline!" I'd hate to ascribe any altruistic
>> > motivation w/o some evidence like even a credible twitter post (maybe
>> > they posted that on FB? :-)
>> I personally believe that the outage was caused by human error and not
>> something malicious. Time will tell.
>> However, if you missed the 60 Minutes piece, it was a former employee
>> who spoke out with some rather powerful observations. I don't think that
>> this type of worldwide outage was caused by an outside bad actor. It is
>> certainly within the realm of possibility that it was an inside job.
>> In other news:
>> --
>> Jay Hennigan - jay at
>> Network Engineering - CCIE #7880
>> 503 897-8550 - WB6RDV
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