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Global BGP issues due to Juniper bug

FST777 (913657) writes | more than 2 years ago

Network 3

FST777 writes "Many folks around the globe report Level 3 was down, however, the cause might be even more global. Apparently, a firmware bug in JunOS 10.3 (and possibly also 10.2) caused many, many Juniper routers to reboot upon an incoming BGP update (which might have been crafted to do just that).

Needless to say, all Juniper routers disappearing from the global BGP tables has quite an impact."

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Amazing (1)

ffejie (779512) | more than 2 years ago | (#37973892)

It's amazing that these kind of bugs get through the rigorous certification efforts that Level 3 and others do. While I'm glad they're isolating the problem, it's unsettling that these bugs can exist.

Front page? (1)

RabidMonkey (30447) | more than 2 years ago | (#37978392)

How is it this story isn't on the front page yet? Massive internet routing problems for a fairly long period of time, and nothing on the front page.

Juniper has posted an ack: https://twitter.com/#!/JuniperNetworks/status/133637820081389568 [twitter.com]

the text of their note is here: http://pastebin.com/HBWiH92j [pastebin.com]

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