Japan suffered large-scale internetstoring by error Google

Japan suffered large-scale internetstoring by error Google

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In Japan was a big part of the internet last Friday to be unusable, because search engine giant Google had made a mistake.

That confirms the company across The street from The Asahi Shimbun. “We apologize for the inconvenience and the frustration,” said a spokesman.

The search giant had a setting adjusted in the so-called border gateway protocol, which internet traffic between providers is regulated. The error could 7,67 million customers provider our own profession is no longer a connection.

According to Google, the error also affects other countries, but the effect is most noticeable in Japan.

Services offline

Google said the error is within eight minutes have been restored. A lot of internet services were, however, still a long time unusable. The in Japan popular instant messaging service Line, for example, was an hour and a half out of reach.

The Japanese alternative to Marketplace was also for 90 minutes unreachable. It was for more than three hours not possible to act on the Japanese stock exchange.


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