What happened on December 11(12)

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Wed Dec 19 05:20:26 UTC 2001

Because several different people have contacted me about this,
I wanted to re-check my facts.  Last tuesday/wednesday had a
few blips affecting connectivity around the net.

    - Telstra (Australia) had a backbone network routing meltdown
        disrupting traffic to/from/within Australia for several
        hours.  Timezone, so this happened wednesday in Australia?
    - AT&T had a fiber cut in Montana
    - Sprint terminated peering with Conixion (home of Microsoft Windows
        Update).  Conixion restored traffic via other routes later in the

Before people forward my e-mail again, did I make any gross errors
which I should correct?

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