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Re: Route analysis from today's AS9121 incident - preso in Seattle?
<soapbox> So... remember the previously posted comment that most router melt downs are from human error ? Prophetic, isn't it ? It is sort of like when the Newbie unix Engineer comes up and says "I can't get -so and so- application to work right"... And your aged -nix Guru, without even looking up, says "It is probably a permissions error"..... and he is right. The true artform of the craft, is to realize that the maintenance, and day to day operations of complex computer systems -isn't- a battle against logic and math, like we were originally taught.... But, in sooth, is a battle against human error, in all its myriad of forms. </soapbox>
Reason: This morning, 24-Dec-04, I gather AS9121 originations were spread throughout the prefix space. We, the peering community, noticed substantial instability throughout our peers as more specifics were accepted via peers without filtering. Given holiday staffing it took several hours longer to restore from max prefix states than it should have, and this is a problem hundreds of NOCs dealt with not just a handful.