Level 3 issues

Steven King sking at kingrst.com
Sun Dec 28 19:32:26 UTC 2008

We saw our bandwidth drop on our Level3 OC-48 to about half of what we
were doing. We had to stop announcing our subnets to Level3 to get
traffic to fail over properly throughout the world. We have a ticket
open with Level3's NOC but have not received word on what happened or
when to expect a resolution.

Kevin Loch wrote:
> marco wrote:
>>> From what I heard, it was some some malfunction with a router in
>> Washington D.C. which terminated a 100GB bundle from Paris. It was
>> carring about 50GB at the time of the failure.
>> Not sure why routes within the US would be effected.
> We connect to level3 in Ashburn/DC and saw traffic drop 50% in both
> directions on that port.  Testing showed 100% loss on 50% of the
> flows.  We shut that port down and now it won't come back up.  I have
> link but no arp for their IP.  This is a new link that was turned
> up in the past few weeks.
> - Kevin

Steve King

Network Engineer - Liquid Web, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
CompTIA Linux+ Certified Professional
CompTIA A+ Certified Professional

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