Did your BGP crash today?

Grzegorz Janoszka Grzegorz at Janoszka.pl
Fri Aug 27 18:27:49 UTC 2010

On 27-08-10 19:31, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:27:06 +0200, Kasper Adel said:
>> Havent seen a thread on this one so thought i'd start one.
>> Ripe tested a new attribute that crashed the internet, is that true?
> If it in fact "crashed the internet", as opposed to "gave a few buggy routers
> here and there indigestion", you wouldn't be posting to NANOG looking for
> confirmation. :)


Not whole internet, but a part. And the "few buggy routers here and 
there" were mostly Cisco CRS-1's which didn't understand the new 
attribute and sent a malformed message to all peers, causing them to 
close the BGP session.

I think most of the impact was limited to Europe, especially Amsterdam area.

Grzegorz Janoszka

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