A small mistake Google has led to the shutdown of the Internet in the whole country

When the service provider allow even a tiny mistake ā€“ its consequences, in the current situation, there may be unexpected and large-scale threat. A good example of this can be seen in Japan last week.

Last Friday, half of the country lost Internet access after “Corporation of good” screwed up the network settings. Someone from the Google engineers accidentally changed the settings of the boundary gateway, which is responsible for dynamic routing in the Internet.

With the problems faced by subscribers to several Internet providers, among them NTT Communications and KDDI Corp. Got a job in a number of banks, train stations and other organizations.

Immediately after the discovery of problems Google took full responsibility for what happened.

We entered the wrong network settings, and the result was the failure of the Internet from a number of providers. We fixed the problem within 8 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience and concern.

A similar situation has happened in the past. For example, the authorities of Pakistan once deprived of access to YouTube the whole world is trying to block it only on the territory of their country.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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