Customers of major Australian ISPs are stranded with no connection to the outside world this afternoon, taken out of action by an as-yet-undiagnosed routing fault. As is typical of a country in which too many services are dependent on too few international links, The Register can directly confirm that the outage affected …
AARnet was a bit flakey early arvo too.
Always hard to tell if that is external of the dodgy internal proxy wall at my workplace, though.
Personally, I blame my mum. She was getting her first-ever internet connection on today. All her fault.
Interesting Optus results
I wonder where Optus/Singtel content is stored.
If they do run their Australian operation from overseas it's no wonder there were no fault reports, nobody could reach them to complain.
That will do wonders for the quality of service record.
Everything fine here
Posting from work, everything has been fine here - been able to access el reg without a hitch. (work isp is AAPT though, im not sure whose lines they rent but I would assume telstras...)
Exetel reports the fault as fixed now.
I'd report in too
But we have no Internet....
Not a international cable
Its not a international cable - it definitely was internal. Connectivity from some of our servers in Sydney to Telstra was lost and our DC attributed it to Telstra's end.
Looks quite like Telstra accepted a full routing table from Dodo, causing all sorts of wonderful issues.
Perhaps some careers are going to go the way of the dodo there! </badpun>
Things that make me go "Hmmmmmmm!"
One could be forgiven for wondering why Big Mother Telstra's Internet connectivity to the outside world was 100% dependent on a router at the minor bit-player Dodo.
We all know about "cost cutting", but that's just plain ridiculous!
No reason to panic, we're just testing the 'Great Australian Firewall', expect a few SNAFU's along the way.
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