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RE: Router crash unplugs 1m Swedish Internet users
From: Jim Deleskie <jdeleski () rci rogers com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 18:15:41 -0400

I've lived though one of these a few years ago, the core itself stayed up
though crippled as it was :)

David, you name sounds familiar have we worked @ the same place before?


-----Original Message-----
From: David Barak [mailto:thegameiam () yahoo com]
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 5:27 PM
To: Jim Deleskie; nanog () merit edu
Subject: RE: Router crash unplugs 1m Swedish Internet users

I've seen a case where a single error in the
configuration file of a $VENDOR_1 router was accepted
(due to an 'undocumented feature'), and this caused
the wholesale importation of BGP routes into the IGP,
which caused most of their $VENDOR_2 hardware to spaz
out.  Locating the single error was a matter of hours,
not minutes, so effectively a typo took out that ISP -
and it's considered by most to be a relatively
well-designed network.

-David Barak

--- Jim Deleskie <jdeleski () rci rogers com> wrote:

One router and it takes there entire network
off-line... Maybe someone needs
a Intro to Networks 101 class.


David Barak
-fully RFC 1925 compliant-

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