[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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