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Fastly’s entire network paralysis: a bug makes the world crazy and fragile network infrastructure is exposed-BBC News

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The failure of Fastly, an American Internet cloud service provider, caused many official and private websites around the world to be paralyzed for nearly an hour, and this Internet corporate brand, which is quite unfamiliar to ordinary netizens, suddenly came into the public eye.

Fastly provides content delivery network (CDN) services to websites around the world to speed up user browsing speed and experience. During the accident, Internet users in wide areas of the world were unable to log in to many international media websites such as the BBC, the New York Times, and the Guardian, as well as online businesses such as Amazon, and even the websites of the British government.

Fastly announced the results of the accident investigation on the evening of Tuesday (June 8th) Pacific Time (West Coast Time) in the US, stating that the cause of the accident was that a program error (bug) was not discovered in a system update in May, and it was not a hacker attack. The company apologized for the paralysis.

Fastly is one of the few large CDN providers in the world. Information technology and network security experts have pointed out that this incident highlights the fragile side of the world‘s Internet infrastructure.

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