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That Facebook / WhatsApp / Instagram outage

This is probably not the first blog you have read on the Facebook / WhatsApp / Instagram (for the sake of verbiage, I’ll just refer to it as ‘Facebook’ from here on) outage, and it probably won’t be the last, but here are my observations from the Janet network. Unlike many services used on the […]


A brief blip in the DNS

At around 5pm on Wednesday 25th March we received a few reports that some sites on Janet were having issues with DNS resolution. This was caused by the site’s own resolver still performing DNSSEC Lookaside Validation (DLV), and a failure by the operators of the DLV zone that broke the DNSSEC signing of that zone. […]