[Techtalk] is the Internet broken?

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 17:43:51 UTC 2008

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:00 AM, Anthony de Boer
<linuxchix at lists.leftmind.net> wrote:
> Carla Schroder wrote:
>  > Is something going on out there, because today it seems I'm hitting a record
>  > number of inaccessible Web sites. 'Host not found' and 'server timeout
>  > errors' mostly, and the timeout errors come up immediately. Seems most odd,
>  > it does.
>  Could be the Cogent - Telia depeering.  If you're singlehomed to either
>  of those networks (or your provider, or your provider's provider, is)
>  then you can't see anything on the other side of that wall.  If you are
>  (or your upstream is) multihomed and can see both sides, then the problem
>  wouldn't manifest itself.

I'm curious as to why you wouldn't be able to see anything? Shouldn't
stuff just work via a different route?


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