[LINK] itNews: 'Dodo cops blame ...'

TKoltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Feb 23 18:02:22 AEDT 2012

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Roger Clarke
> Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2012 5:16 PM
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> Subject: [LINK] itNews: 'Dodo cops blame ...'
> Dodo cops blame for national internet outages
>   Ry Crozier, James Hutchinson
> Feb 23, 2012 3:05 PM (2 hours ago) 
> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/291364,dodo-cops-blame-for-natio
> nal-internet-outages.aspx
> Telstra routers downed for 35 minutes.
> Dodo has revealed a "minor hardware issue" was behind a Telstra 
> outage that impacted multiple service providers and internet services 
> nationwide.
> The outage, which lasted approximately 35 minutes this afternoon, 
> impacted an international link used by major service providers 
> Telstra, Optus and iiNet for ADSL, cable and 3G data services.
> Telstra said it had solved the issue but was still investigating what 
> caused it.
> Network engineers took to web forums with suspicions that a routing 
> issue originating in Dodo's network had caused the issue.

Doesn't take much investigatin'... I found the answer in about 30

Prefixes	  Change	  ASnum  	AS Description
-268	  843->575	  AS38285  	DODO-AS-AP Dodo Australia Pty
-160	  687->527	  AS1221  	ASN-TELSTRA Telstra Pty Ltd


With more routes aggregated than anyone else.... Therefore authoritative
according to RFC 4632.


Some companies may be running older switches/routers...


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