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Ep. 35: Major BGP Route Leak Disrupts Internet Traffic Globally

By Angelique Medina
| April 22, 2021 | 2 min read

Summary

Examining the April 16th BGP leak at Vodafone India, which leaked more than 30,000 prefixes, causing a major disruption of Internet traffic to some services.


This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. On today’s episode, we’re thrilled to be joined by Kemal Sanjta, ThousandEyes’ resident expert on BGP. This week, we’re going under the hood on the April 16th BGP leak at Vodafone India, which leaked more than 30,000 prefixes, causing a major disruption of Internet traffic to some services. While some news outlets reported that the incident lasted approximately 10 minutes (starting around 1:50PM UTC or 9:50AM ET), we found that it lasted quite a bit longer—more than an hour in the case of some prefixes. Watch this week’s show to see how it impacted a major CDN provider.


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