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It was one of the tiring day after work and all I wanted to go back and sleep. Which is what I did that day. I woke up the next morning with missed called from the office.
It would mean something broke and people needed everyone on call. I went to the office to enquire and was told that our requirement portal was getting huge amount of traffic on the web server. Apparently everyone thought that it was being DDOSed. All the network and tech "architects" came in to participate all excited about it.
Some rogue IPs were detected. People tried blocking it all at night.
Eventually after hours it was found that the load balancer was malfunctioning and other traffic was legit.

P. S: I do not know the details of the issue. Please dont ask.

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