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Dodo Responsible for Major Australian Internet Outage Thursday?

February 24th, 2012 | Posted by peter in Internet | outages - (Comments Off on Dodo Responsible for Major Australian Internet Outage Thursday?)

According to reports around the net, and circulating on whirlpool and twitter, an errant configuration on the major communications internet backbone servicing Australia caused major outages across multiple internet service providers Thursday afternoon, 23rd February, 2012.

Apparently Dodo’s, (an Australian ISP), engineers errantly advertised their internal routes to the backbone, and for some reason Telstra routers took the routes up with a low cost, resulting in a vast majority of Australian traffic attempting to route through Dodo’s connections. It is of course no surprise that the amount of traffic overwhelmed the dodo links in microseconds, and Australia had problems talking to anyone for at least 30 minutes.

You can read more detail here at CRN.