Platform outage at Facebook tonight

Facebook is experiencing major Platform downtime tonight and all applications are down for most if not all users.

We’ve been seeing intermittent availability issues all week, but today’s/tonight’s outage is the most severe yet. According to a hot thread in the developer forums, some have not been able to ping apps.facebook.com for over 3 hours.

Obviously Platform downtime issues affect all application developers, big and small. The team is scrambling and we’ll pass along updates as they become available.

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7 Responses to “Platform outage at Facebook tonight”

  1. Gilles says:

    It’s due to facebook’s proxies not resolving the domain names. So to all the app developers out there, change the callback URL of your app so that it uses the IP of your server and not its domain name. Your app will be back up and running.

    As usual when there are outages of the platform, developers aren’t notified…

  2. Shii says:

    Search is down :(

  3. William Grosso says:

    That solution isn’t working for everyone. We just switched over and are still experiencing intermittent issues (though much less often).

  4. Mark says:

    The horror!

  5. funkadelic says:

    it seems that starting in the late afternoon of 9/13, mockajax functionality broke on Facebook. A lot of apps utililize FB mockajax, so i’m sure a ton of apps are essentially crippled (including mine w/~60k users).

    Ironically, mockajax on http://www.beta.facebook.com works fine.

    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2205007948&topic=12479

    i won’t even get into the changes with the new FBML parser. They’ve effectively made F8 a new browser platform since people are forced to create workarounds to FB limiting what they consider is valid CSS. Ironically enough…by disabling many of the CSS “hacks”, they’ve in essence led to people creating hacks to try and work around it. :(

  6. funkadelic says:

    oops. meant 9/12 (wednesday) on my previous post

  7. Melissa Grady says:

    I can’t even et the main login page for Facebook to even load! I type in facebook.com and it is a blank white page, never loads. And the one time I did get it to actually load, I couldn’t view any of my online friends, pictures, or even get to my Profile page. Will all this be resolved soon? I am not very computer savvy whatsoever, very basic skills over here for me! :-D
    I hope these problems are all fixed as quickly as possible, I just got back from Disney and have been itching to log on!

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