[olug] OT: Internet traffic was routed via Chinese servers

Phil Brutsche phil at brutsche.us
Fri Nov 19 18:49:19 UTC 2010

I've been reading that such goof ups are incredibly common.

The only reasons it's newsworthy a) that it was someone in China that
goofed up and b) the scope of the goof up.

As long as computer networks are designed and configured by humans, and
as long as BGP routers trust each other, these things will continue to

On 11/19/2010 12:36 PM, Dan Anderson wrote:
> This sort of things happens periodically - it IMO usually has more to
> do with incompetence then espionage.
> I'm not sure the focus should be on that this happened via a route
> through China or that it can still happen at all.


Phil Brutsche
phil at brutsche.us

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