Oct 22, 2021
Internet 1, Facebook 0
Play • 41 min

For our first episode, we will be talking to Internet Hall of Famer and APNIC’s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston about Facebook’s 6-hour outage on the 5th of October 2021. The show builds on Geoff's blog post and discusses how the network design of Facebook and other large content distribution networks are unique from the traditional ways that networks connect to the Internet as they seek to improve efficiency. However, these unique designs have compromised resilience, which results in outages. So what can we learn from these outages and are they such a bad thing if they ultimately seek to evolve the way the Internet works.

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