Thursday, October 06, 2005

A challenge to the open, end to end Internet?

Internet partitioning - Cogent vs. Level 3

Network feud leads to Net blackout

The day we allow the partitioning of the Internet is the day it loses its value.

2 comments:

Tom said...

The real problem here is that DNS doesn't update quick enough to re-route. One site I have hosted out of Canada was completely unreachable by a browser earlier today, but was pinging at about 100ms - which is horrid. Re-routing shouldn't be a problem, except wayyy too many providers get their IP from one big player - and when a cheap player like Cogent gets cut off by someone as massive as L3, there's going to be a problem.

Alice said...

The real problem here is that DNS doesn't update quick enough to re-route.

I wondered about that, because it was design to withstand a nuclear war. While I never believed that part, it should be able to cope with this sort of nonsense.