This week's internet blackout was caused by a single user updating their settings
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This week’s internet blackout was caused by a single user updating their settings

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Fastly, one of the internet’s largest content delivery networks (CDN), went down this Tuesday, resulting in millions of users being unable to access certain websites. 85% of the network covered by Fastly returned errors on Tuesday morning, and it was all caused by a single user configuration update that uncovered a bug that had laid dormant in Fastly’s infrastructure since mid-May.

In an interview with The Guardian, the head of infrastructure and engineering at Fastly, Nick Rockwell, explained what had actually happened to bring down its services and also apologized for the disruption. It feels rare for such a big company to be so transparent about this, but it’s certainly something to welcome.

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