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Xepher.net => Announcements => Topic started by: Xepher on May 10, 2007, 03:34:14 pm

Title: Speed/Bandwidth Problems
Post by: Xepher on May 10, 2007, 03:34:14 pm
This time, it's actually the fault of Cogent, one of the major internet backbone providers. They provide about 2/3 of the bandwidth for the datacenter where xepher.net is hosted and it looks like a large chunk of their links went down. Anyway, it means slow speeds and major packet loss while they work to fix it.
Title: Speed/Bandwidth Problems
Post by: Xepher on May 10, 2007, 07:52:21 pm
I think they just now fixed it. Routes are back to normal (via cogent) and packet loss is currently at 0. I'll give it a few hours, then I'll downgrade the notice in the newsboxes. As to the cause, looks like cogent lost pretty much all of chicago due to a DoS attack. Considering this datacenter alone runs 20+ gigabits of cogent bandwidth... Man, I can only imagine the scale of such an attack. Frightening to see backbone links go down like that.
Title: Speed/Bandwidth Problems
Post by: Xepher on May 10, 2007, 09:08:23 pm
Yup, still looks good, and the datacenter claims the problems are fixed. I'm downgrading the newsbox announcement now.
Title: Speed/Bandwidth Problems
Post by: fesworks on May 10, 2007, 10:49:54 pm
*dust hands off*

well alrighty.