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Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change

Published on Dec 11, 2012 11:08 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook was unreachable briefly on Monday after the social network made a change to part of its infrastructure dealing with routing traffic to its online address.

"Earlier today, we made a change to our DNS infrastructure and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site," Facebook said in response to an AFP inquiry.

"We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent. We apologize for any inconvenience."

DNS refers to the Domain Name System that involves directing traffic to websites.

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