Reply to post: Re: Horsefeathers -- was it a DDOS or a failed upgrade?

BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

Alister Silver badge

Re: Horsefeathers -- was it a DDOS or a failed upgrade?

It wasn't a DDOS.

Not unless a DDOS can suddenly cause the BT network to be handing out non-routable addresses to customer equipment, which is what I saw happening last night to our business ADSL links.

Our router/modems were being assigned addresses in the 172.16.0.0/12 subnet on their WAN interfaces, for a few hours, then suddenly they were assigned proper BT external addresses, and away we went.

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