Internet Backbone Outage 8/30

Woke up early this morning to catch the Belgian Grand Prix only to find a worldwide internet outage preventing me from loading their page! Looks like a problem with Century Link (aka Level 3), a major backbone internet carrier throughout the world. My Ripe measurements show packet loss starting around 10:00 UTC



Update - this was resolved around 14:30 UTC. As usual, the folks at Cloudflare did a nice blog post detailing the timeline and their thoughts on the cause and resolution:

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Looks like it was Steve’s pet peeve, a BGP misconfiguration on the Century Link/L3 backbone!