Indian Isp’s Routing Hiccup Briefly Takes Google Down Worldwide | Ars Technica

The Dispiriting and Corrupt State of Email Public Records, Plus a Good Suggestion That Will Never Be Adopted | naked capitalism

Routing leaks occur when a network provider broadcasts all or part of its internal routing table to one or more peered networks via the Border Gateway Protocol, causing network traffic to be routed incorrectly. In this case, the Indian ISP Hathway’s boundary router incorrectly announced routing data for over 300 network prefixes belonging to Google to the Internet backbone via its provider Bharti Airtel. “Bharti in turn announced these routes to the rest of the world,” Madory wrote in a Dyn Research blog entry posted this morning, “and a number of ISPs accepted these routes.” In the US, Cogent and Level 3 accepted the routes; a number of overseas carriers, including Orange, were also affected.
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Democratic Reaction NBC : Public officials need an attitude adjustment, said Ken Bunting, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the University of Missouri. They need to recognize that the instruments of the government dont belong to them. They belong to the people. Self-government doesnt work without information. Government records, including emails, ought to be available without filing a lawsuit, without any more than a keystroke. The DNCs Brad Woodhouse joked this morning, Just imagine if Richard Nixon had been able to buy the White House taping system and walk out with it. But isnt that exactly what Hillary Clinton did? Republican Defense Politico : Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul provided additional comment: The last thing President Obama wants to do is run against Mitt Romney, so his campaign has deployed the Patrick Administration to do their dirty work. In an attempt to distract from President Obamas terrible economic record, Democrats are resorting to false political attacks.
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