National broadband outage caused by router bug

Rick

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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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And this is why we advise all of our customers to update everything as often as possible.
 
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Juniper should make effort to sustain their good name in networking else another vendor could just kick their *** off the market...
 

matrix86

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TorturedChaos said:
blkm0nk3y92 said:
Ironic they used twitter to tweet what was going on.
I thought that too. They used an online service to inform people about an internet outage :p.
You do realize that twitter works on cellphone data plans, right? :p
 

lawfer

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matrix86 said:
TorturedChaos said:
blkm0nk3y92 said:
Ironic they used twitter to tweet what was going on.
I thought that too. They used an online service to inform people about an internet outage :p.
You do realize that twitter works on cellphone data plans, right? :p
I was about to say the same thing. Zing!
 
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Those dataplans still go through the internet to reach twitter's servers though, thus they too could have been affected :p.
 

jobeard

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from the story
So, what was the reason? Level 3, a major backbone provider for Internet,
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.
 
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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 ***!