why the net broke today

It's not just roads and bridges that our "privatize everything!" regime is failing to maintain. It's the Internet, too. This problem was forseen months ago and is expected to last for another week or two.

Internet hiccups today? You're not alone. Here's why | ZDNet (ZDNet)

While an ISP maintenance activity may have played a factor, the real problem was that Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables have grown too large for some top-level Internet routers to handle. The result was that these routers could no longer properly handle Internet traffic.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.