Verizon and a BGP Optimizer Knocked Large Parts of the Internet Offline
5 months, 2 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. - blog.cloudflare.com
  • This should never have happened because Verizon should never have forwarded those routes to the rest of the Internet. - blog.cloudflare.com
  • Massive route leak impacts major parts of the Internet, including Cloudflare - blog.cloudflare.com
  • 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... - blog.cloudflare.com
  • It doesn't cost a provider like Verizon anything to have such limits in place. - blog.cloudflare.com
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kyle - 5 months, 2 weeks ago
This sounds like pure negligence on Verizon's part.
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