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- From: Stephen A Misel
- Date: Fri Apr 25 13:20:40 1997
I happened to be in one of our 7505 routers this afternoon when POP -- all
of a sudden most of the internet disappeared! I immediately thought it was
me, but looked around and saw this AS7007 broadcasting MY routes! It
wasn't for all of our network space -- We have several /18's here, and it
seemed only the first /24 of each CIDR was affected. When I found a
workstation at the end of the /18, we got the whois info for 7007 --
Florida Internet Exchange, and called them.
They claimed to have a customer broadcasting some bad routing information
and unplugged their router. A few moments later, the internet stabilized
and I started seeing real routes.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but:
(1) We're going to read about this in EVERY computer magazine, newspaper
and TV as "the end of the internet?"
(2) Access lists by backbone providers *should* have prevented this.
(3) Does or does not the RADB and other routing registries (MCI's, etc)
I bet this hole will be patched up real soon!
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