Somewhere, someone is sweating bullets.
I sympathize. I once killed a rather large server through a moments confusion about which SSH window was which.
You can all relax now. The near-unprecedented outage that seemingly affected all of Google's services for a brief time on Friday is over. The event began at approximately 4:37pm Pacific Time and lasted between one and five minutes, according to the Google Apps Dashboard. All of the Google Apps services reported being back …
According to http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status&ts=1376739247223 most services were down for 11 minutes.
But did Google Search or their numerous domains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_domains also go dark?
I also find it strange that 40% of world wide internet traffic would be affected by that.
> I also find it strange that 40% of world wide internet traffic would be affected by that.
There are plenty of people who use google as their address bar. Instead of going to facebook.com they just type facebook (or more likely 'f' and it gets autocompleted to facebook) and then click on the first result in the corresponding Google search. For them Google down = Internet down.
I am guilty of doing this with some sites myself. If you don't remember the URL the default behavior is to do a search for the site. From them on the first autocomplete result in the address bar will the the search for the site instead of the site URL so it's pretty much a self-perpetuating behavior. With search results being displayed as fast as they usually are there are no incentives to modify such behavior.
Bookmarks/favorites? Never heard of them....
But that is only HTTP and HTTPS traffic, which accounts for only a small fraction of the overall internet traffic.
According to the latests surveys, in N America BitTorrent accounts for 33% of upstream traffic and is at the top and Netflix is at the top of downstream traffic with 40%.
Firstly it wasn't all internet traffic, it was only pageviews.
Considering the number of websites having a dependency on some form of google service,
And that browser rendering may stall when that component is unavailable.
So people were sat waiting for pages to load.
Sounds like one hell of a multiple site failover, assuming they've managed to completely automate it (that's the hard bit, BTW). It can be done (and maybe was done deliberately, as part of a drill). I hope this wasn't caused by a single point of failure; there simply shouldn't be one.
Or is the fact that (what ever the cause for it going down, which of course, it shouldn't have)), the whole of Google infrastucture (ie something dealing with 40%) of the worlds traffic) came back after only a few minutes downtime. I would have thought that was a pretty impressive feat.
I mean ever.
But I can well believe the 40% of traffic - Youtube alone is probably most of that.
On top of that, a lot of applications poke Google.com to determine if they've got Internet access or not - because they are quite simply the world-wide server farm that's least likely to have gone offline.
Along with every other commentard, I would really, really like to know what happened - and how they fixed it so fast. Most of the other "cloudy" services don't appear to have even realised they're down in the time it took Google to bring it back up.
I was trying to use a couple sites that use Google's doubleclick ad network and the pages would not load. At all. I know Google rarely goes down but it seems incredibly stupid to me that Google's ad network holds its customers completely hostage and prevents them from loading at all if it can't be found.
more likely bad site design, I know I would never build anything that relied on outside connections to load...
And for that purpose part of my testing is usually kill the internet on the test server, then try the site, see how it works, ensure I have no external dependencies remaining... (sure SOME things I offload onto cloud storage, such as media etc, since their content delivery networks are better than a single server)
Any relation to microsoft live/outlook is down all morning already? I'm not a mobile user, but my provider is in Indonesia though.
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