Verizon and a BGP Optimizer Knocked Large Parts of the Internet Offline
1 month, 3 weeks ago by kyle | 10 facts | 1 comments | 23 votes

  • This should never have happened because Verizon should never have forwarded those routes to the rest of the Internet. -
  • A small company in Northern Pennsylvania became a preferred path of many Internet routes through Verizon (AS701), a major Internet transit provider. -
  • The network team at Cloudflare reached out to the networks involved, AS33154 (DQE Communications) and AS701 (Verizon). -
  • Route leak prevention using IRR, RPKI, and prefix limits -
  • IRR filtering would not have increased Verizon's costs or limited their service in any way. -
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kyle - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
This sounds like pure negligence on Verizon's part.

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