Inter-Provider

YouTube Black Hole – What’s the real point?

This week, we saw an indication of what could be massive disruptions on the Internet. Way back in 2002, I pointed out our continued vulnerability to prefix injection attacks – from intentional and unintentional insertions (see NANOG BGP Security Update). This weekend, we had the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) order their ISPs to block access Read More

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Submarine Cable Cuts – What is the Real Story?

We’ve seen a flurry of outages on some of the major submarine cable systems: http://www.getit.org/Mediawiki/index.php?title=Submarine_Cable_Systems_in_the_News Some points everyone is missing. First, as I pointed out on a NANOG post, cable outages happen all the time. Nothing new. that is why we have a large fleet of ships to repair cables. At the time of these Read More