Major Routing Problems
1&1 certainly wobbled badly yesterday.
You can of course make comments about getting the standard of service you pay for. But I'd mirror the comment from "Both Sides Now" that this is the first outage of this scale that I have seen in something like eight years and 100 server-years.
Another much smaller hosting provider that we deal with has been falling about today, because of "internal routing problems". Their non-technical people are telling me these problems were not related to any kind of planned upgrade (implying their network just spontaneously fell apart and is now taking hours to put back together. Hmmm....).
So is it just a coincidence that the two hosting providers have had really major routing problems on consecutive days?
Or is there some kind of common factor? Perhaps an as-yet-undisclosed vulnerability that is either being exploited, or is triggering emergency upgrades that are proving problematical?