[members-discuss] [ncc-announce] RIPE Labs article on the Duke/RIPE NCC BGP experiment

Andrei Robachevsky andrei at ripe.net
Tue Aug 31 12:58:13 UTC 2010

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, 27 August, at 08:41 (UTC), RIPE NCC staff involved in the  
Routing Information Service (RIS) project conducted an Internet  
routing experiment in conjunction with a research group from Duke  
University in the United States.

The goal of this experiment was to further global understanding of  
Internet routing behaviour, specifically the use of optional  
attributes in Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The experiment ended as  
scheduled at 09:08 (UTC). Shortly after this, we discovered that the  
experiment had caused an unexpected and unintended negative impact on  
Internet operations, lasting for approximately 30 minutes.

An article has now been published that provides more information on  
the experiment and its effect on the network:

If you have any questions or comments regarding this incident, please  
contact <ncc at ripe.net>.


Andrei Robachevsky
Chief Technical Officer, RIPE NCC

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