[dns-operations] Akamai outages possibly related to Edge DNS?

Dave Lawrence tale at dd.org
Sat Jul 24 16:11:05 UTC 2021


Stephane Bortzmeyer writes:
> Clearly Akamai Edge. They acknowledged it on their status site "a
> software configuration update triggered a bug in the DNS system, the
> system that directs browsers to websites. This caused a disruption
> impacting availability of some customer websites."

When we DNS people inevitably have to respond to the meme of "Why is
it always DNS?" it is worth reminding people that the DNS can only be
as good as the data it is told to serve.  When garbage inputs make
garbage outputs, the problem isn't really the intermediate garbage
hauler.



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