Anyone having issues with Equinix IX out of Ashburn?

Eric Van Tol eric at
Fri Nov 27 15:24:42 UTC 2015

Received a notification shortly after reporting the problem at 6am this morning about "issues" on the Exchange. We saw packet input on our routers in upwards of 350K pps, with all peers disabled. Looked to be a broadcast/multicast storm.

Seems to be good now, but no explanation of what was found.


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> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jeroen Wunnink
> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2015 9:13 AM
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> Subject: Re: Anyone having issues with Equinix IX out of Ashburn?
> We've seen issues as well. We've just started to turn the exchange up
> again and check if it's fixed.
> On 27/11/15 15:03, Nick Ellermann wrote:
> > At about 4:15 am eastern we lost our bgp peers on the Ashburn IX at
> Equinix. Equinix is not responding to our support requests, either they are
> overloaded with support requests or all on holiday. Curious if others know
> if there are known issues at this site or is it just us.
> >
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Nick Ellermann - CTO & VP Cloud Services
> > BroadAspect
> >
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> > P: 703-297-4639
> > F: 703-996-4443
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