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All posts tagged with: "BGP"

Best Practices to Combat Route Leaks and Hijacks

Posted by on January 26, 2017
January 26th, 2017

In past blogs, we’ve explored how you can alert for and diagnose BGP route leaks and hijacks. Route leaks and hijacks—routing events where illegitimate prefixes are wrongly propagated through the Internet—are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot and have the potential to bring down entire swaths of the Internet.… Read More »

Running Low Latency on Hi-Rez’s Online Gaming Network

Posted by on December 21, 2016
December 22nd, 2016

In this post from ThousandEyes Connect New York, we’ll summarize the presentation by Nabil Ismail, VP of Operations & Technology at Hi-Rez Studios. During his talk, Nabil described his team’s formidable task of ensuring that they continually provide a smooth, fast online experience to their 15+ million gamers across the globe.… Read More »

Top Internet Outages of 2016

Posted by on December 20, 2016
January 18th, 2017

As we sip on warm holiday beverages and gradually wind down the year, it’s rather customary to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. Following traditions, we took a stroll down memory lane analyzing the state of the Internet and the “cloud”. In today’s blog post we discuss some of the most impactful outages of 2016, understand common trends and evaluate some of the key learnings.… Read More »

NANOG 68: Decoding Performance Data from Large-Scale Internet Outages

Posted by on November 7, 2016
November 7th, 2016

At NANOG 68 in Dallas, TX on October 18, 2016, ThousandEyes CEO Mohit Lad presented on recent outages that had large-scale effects on Internet infrastructure and availability. During his talk, Mohit discussed three recent, impactful events: the June 2016 DNS root server DDoS, the May 2016 Sea-Me-We-4 cable cut and the April 2016 AWS route leak. … Read More »

Comprehensive Alerting for Route Leaks and Hijackings

Posted by on September 20, 2016
September 20th, 2016

In past blogs, we’ve explored a specific BGP issue that can have far-reaching, large-scale impacts on networks across the Internet: route leaks and hijackings. In this post, we’ll discuss alerting for leaks and hijacks, which is the first step in the process of detecting, diagnosing and ultimately mitigating these notoriously difficult-to-troubleshoot events.… Read More »

Identifying Root Cause with Routing Outage Detection

Posted by on July 26, 2016
July 26th, 2016

In the second installment of our exploration of the new Internet Outage Detection features, we’ll delve into the dark art that is BGP routing. When routes go awry, prefixes often become unreachable, and impacts can reverberate throughout the network stack to cause issues in the network and application layers. When large-scale outages like this happen, it’s often difficult to correlate the network and routing layers and pinpoint the root cause of routing problems.… Read More »

Analyzing Internet Performance Issues with Traffic Outage Detection

Posted by on July 26, 2016
July 26th, 2016

If you’ve ever suffered from a large-scale outage and not known where to turn for reliable updates and information, you’re not alone. Today’s launch of Internet Outage Detection marks the culmination of months of hard work, and we’re excited to share a range of new features that harnesses the power of data aggregated from our entire user base to provide insights in the face of an outage. You’ll be well equipped to diagnose issues and make quick, well-informed decisions while you’re fighting network fires.… Read More »

SEA-ME-WE-4 Cable Fault Has Ripple Effects Across Networks

Posted by on May 20, 2016
May 20th, 2016

On May 17th 2016, we started seeing a string of network and BGP routing issues that were spread across continents. A deeper look revealed correlated behaviour resulting from possible mishaps in the SEA-ME-WE 4 (SMW-4) submarine communications cable affecting Tata Communications and Telecom Italia Sparkle (TISparkle).… Read More »

Internet Censorship Around the World

Posted by on February 2, 2016
August 4th, 2017

As the Internet has evolved, so too has its censorship. In the beginning, many believed that censoring the Internet was impossible, since networks were to designed to adapt to major disruptions and simply route around any barriers—including intentional ones. However, countries like Singapore, China, Saudi Arabia and Iran found ways to leverage the design of their network infrastructure to make… Read More »

Top Internet Outages of 2015

Posted by on January 4, 2016
February 19th, 2016

Now that we’ve rung in the new year, let’s look back at the state of Internet performance in 2015. We went through our archives to find the most impactful application and network outages and selected eight whose effects reverberated through many services, users and geographies.… Read More »