Verizon and a BGP Optimizer Knocked Large Parts of the Internet Offline
6 months, 4 weeks ago by kyle | 10 facts | 1 comments | 23 votes

  • A small company in Northern Pennsylvania became a preferred path of many Internet routes through Verizon (AS701), a major Internet transit provider. -
  • This should never have happened because Verizon should never have forwarded those routes to the rest of the Internet. -
  • Massive route leak impacts major parts of the Internet, including Cloudflare -
  • Even if they had sufficient capacity DQE, Allegheny and Verizon were not allowed to say they had the best route to Cloudflare, Amazon, Linode, etc... -
  • It doesn't cost a provider like Verizon anything to have such limits in place. -
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kyle - 6 months, 4 weeks ago
This sounds like pure negligence on Verizon's part.

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