Facebook, Gmail Outage Blamed on Bugs, DNS

After Facebook outage yesterday, Gmail left the people in dark for few minutes in the morning. The avid users of Gmail reported that they were not able to access their account for quite a time in the morning. The web browser access was not available, though people were still able to check their mails on mobile.

On opening the Gmail account the users were greeted with “502” error message and there were also complaints about chrome crashing down. According to The Next Web, both these issues could be most probably be related and might be caused by a bug.

On Monday Facebook went away for 15-20 minutes, which led to a pouring of complaints on various social networking sites such as Twitter and My space. Facebook blamed a DNS infrastructure for the error on the website.

Here is Facebook’s explanation for the outage, which occurred during the early evening and reportedly affected users in North America and Europe, as related by Business Insider:

“Earlier today we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site. We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Nishtha Shukla Anand

The founder and CEO, Nishtha has extensive experience of more than 15 years of media experience. She worked with leading media houses such as India Today, Pioneer and Reuters before setting out to do something on her own in 2006 with Pen Pundit Media Services.

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