[outages] More notes

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Nov 8 02:21:37 CST 2011


On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 08:37:55PM -0700,
 brian nikell <nickellman at gmail.com> wrote 
 a message of 38 lines which said:

> Actually, Juniper does disclose code bugs. Though not always to the
> public at first, importantly to Juniper customers. Juniper had
> advised all of their customers last August of this bug, however
> Level3 chose to continue running it on their peer routers. Thus if
> Level3 and its clue(full) management might have listened to their
> operators & network engineers....

I disagree. The official bug statement from Juniper in August was
trying very hard to downplay the importance of the bug ("Given the
complexity of conditions required to trigger this issue, the
probability of exploiting this defect is extremely low"). No wonder so
few people (and not only at Level-3) did not upgrade.



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