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Server configuration errors led to a leak of a portion the code used by social networking site Facebook over the weekend. The glitch was quickly fixed but not before samples of the code were posted on a new blog, Facebook Secrets, for world+dog to see (the site remains live at time of writing). The leak involved scripts used on …

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newbie

It reminds me of those idiot website-making newbies (i.e. me), who try to just lob a PHP script on their server (i.e. last week). If that's the case, someone probably has quite a bit of egg all over their face (I've just had breakfast)

To see my appalling website...

http://www.arresteddevelopment2009.com

(not that I'm spamming!)

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I wonder who might have done that

Imagine, after all this uptime, that a server is "suddenly" "misconfigured". What could cause that? Kernel rebuild? Apache rebuild? Application install? $5000?

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@Dillon: A new one

Dillon: It was a new server added to the load balancer. Please leave your FUD at the door.

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Ash

@ Rob

It was a _misconfigured_ server added to the load balancer.

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