This is The Internet Report, where we uncover what’s working and what’s breaking on the Internet—and why. Today, Mike and I discuss a recent BGP routing incident that had intermittent impacts on Amazon’s services, including Amazon.com and AWS compute resources, during a five-hour period on July 12. When we look into BGP routing at the time, we can see multiple BGP path changes due to a service provider erroneously inserting themselves into the path for a large number of Amazon routes. Watch this episode to see how the BGP incident led to significant packet loss, resulting in service disruption for some Amazon and AWS users. We also discuss why enterprises need to have continuous oversight of the paths their traffic takes over the Internet.
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