Cisco Patches Bug That Crashed 1% of Internet

Tuesday Aug 31st 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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The problem with Cisco router software caused parts of the Internet to shut down for about a half an hour last Friday.

Computerworld: Last Friday, researchers at Duke University began sending out BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) data that they claim was "100 percent standard compliant." Unfortunately, the data was too large for routers running Cisco's IOS XR operating system, which eventually caused about 1 percent of the Internet to shut down for approximately half an hour.

Cisco now says that it has fixed the bug that caused the outage.

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