Internet Outrage Caused by Verizon Shows How Fragile the Internet Routing Is

On Monday, June 24, a BGP route leak incident occurred due to a Verizon error, causing internet outrages around the world. The BGP screw-up affected Cloudflare, Amazon, Facebook, and others. Cloudflare wrote in a timely blog post suggesting DQE, an Internet Service Provider in Pennsylvania which was using a BGP optimizer in their network, became a preferred path of many Internet routes through Verizon.

“The leak should have stopped at Verizon," explained Cloudflare network software engineer Tom Strickx, "Verizon’s lack of filtering turned this into a major incident that affected many internet services such as Amazon, Linode, and Cloudflare.”

Original source

Add comment

Please Sign in to be able to leave comments.