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National broadband outage caused by router bug

By Rick · 11 replies
Nov 7, 2011
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  1. A vast number of Time Warner Cable customers arose from bed this Monday morning to discover that their Internet connections were down. Other ISPs have been affected as well, but…

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  2. And this is why we advise all of our customers to update everything as often as possible.
  3. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TS Member Posts: 69

    Ironic they used twitter to tweet what was going on.
  4. Juniper should make effort to sustain their good name in networking else another vendor could just kick their *** off the market...
  5. man o man cisco will be all over this haha!
  6. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I thought that too. They used an online service to inform people about an internet outage :p.
  7. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 838   +32

    You do realize that twitter works on cellphone data plans, right? :p
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I was about to say the same thing. Zing!
  9. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Yes I do. Still find it ironic.
  10. Those dataplans still go through the internet to reach twitter's servers though, thus they too could have been affected :p.
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,880   +903

    from the story
    This means far more ISPs were impacted than just Timewarner.
    You can see this (sometimes) with tracert $target$ where $target$ is some site you visit.
    If you see a name something like *-Level-3-*, then a Level 3 backbone node is in your path to the $target$.

    It should be obvious that any outage in the Internet backbone will have a massive disruption.
  12. nLayer's CEO contacted me last night to correct my information .... He described the issue as having a "minor impact" .... LOL ..that CEO is a talking tool! Minor impact my ***!

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