• Comcast's Xfinity Internet suddenly breaks down all over america, reason unknown
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[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;52863590]Company has a location in Vermont that luckily didn't go down but their ping shot up to 50 to 100ms.[/QUOTE] Burn the office down. 100ms holy shit how ever would business continue
I had a feeling it wasnt me when I went into STGYM and the guy above me complained about what I came to complain about.
[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;52863590]Company has a location in Vermont that luckily didn't go down but their ping shot up to 50 to 100ms.[/QUOTE] That's a bad ping? I'm used to 60-300ms.
[QUOTE=nagachief;52863776]That's a bad ping? I'm used to 60-300ms.[/QUOTE] Bad enough for people to complain about it, forcing me to call Comcast to find out what's going on :v:
So that's what it was. I figured I was gonna see a news article on here about it if it was that bad. Around 1pm today I got booted out of a discord chat because of this. I figured it was going to be another one of those times where comcast shits the bed for about 30 minutes, and then comes back, but the internet never fully went out. I did a speedtest at the time, and everything appeared normal, yet shit was just really slow depending on which website you were trying to load.
[QUOTE=MR-X;52863404]Spectrum had a similar outage the other day, various parts of Texas and the US were effected by a widespread outage. It was pretty rough, I went outside and ran errands.[/QUOTE] Yeah I was gonna post this. Half of Washington state was down for hours.
i can't help but suspect this might have been deliberate
[QUOTE=Ninja Gnome;52863849]i can't help but suspect this might have been deliberate[/QUOTE] level3 admitted to it being a configuration error, not a deliberate attack
Corresponding to the time frame, Microsoft's Azure service also went down.
[QUOTE=LordCrypto;52863852]level3 admitted to it being a configuration error, not a deliberate attack[/QUOTE] i wouldn't necessarily leave out the possibility of it being a deliberate error on someone's part [editline]6th November 2017[/editline] even if it were not deliberate i can tell you that someone is taking notes
[QUOTE=Ninja Gnome;52863861] even if it were not deliberate i can tell you that someone is taking notes[/QUOTE] [t]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_LH1bvw8Td0/maxresdefault.jpg[/t] For real though, with all of the stupid mass consolidation and Comcast's push to end net neutrality, I [i]wish[/i] someone pulled an attack like this. This is just another reason why monopolies should be prevented.
[QUOTE=dai;52863435]in chicago, been having problems with extremely slow connections at random blips the past week, then last night and today I couldn't even load facebook and facepunch kept giving me bad gateway errors. Comcast site wouldn't load and I couldn't google up any relevant news, thought my router may have been on the fritz of course after spending 5 minutes loading speedtest.net then 5 more waiting after clicking 'test', my test came back at 9 ping and 90mbps, [I]above [/I]what I'm paying for. SURE IT IS. Looking at network traffic I was getting random blips of 16kbps data download when trying to load shit after some earlier attempts earlier today, teamviewer decided to randomly follow through with my requests and opened up to to my home computer in the middle of working about 2 hours ago. Since then everything seems to be loading fine[/QUOTE] sounds like pretty normal comcast service in the chicago area tbh
[QUOTE=TurtleeyFP;52863961][t]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_LH1bvw8Td0/maxresdefault.jpg[/t] For real though, with all of the stupid mass consolidation and Comcast's push to end net neutrality, I [i]wish[/i] someone pulled an attack like this. This is just another reason why monopolies should be prevented.[/QUOTE] this has nothing to do with monopolies someone made an honest mistake with BGP, and it ended up shoving too much through the L3/regional comcast borders
[QUOTE=LordCrypto;52864072]this has nothing to do with monopolies someone made an honest mistake with BGP, and it ended up shoving too much through the L3/regional comcast borders[/QUOTE] Yea, and most of America went down because Comcast holds a monopoly on large portions of it. If one provider owns everything, an outage like this would be disastrous.
[QUOTE=TurtleeyFP;52864217]Yea, and most of America went down because Comcast holds a monopoly on large portions of it. If one provider owns everything, an outage like this would be disastrous.[/QUOTE] Honestly, monopolies are bad for a lot of reasons, but this isn't really one of them. The monopoly is unrelated to the outage [editline]s[/editline] This post has the exact same message as the one below it, but with less specifics. How on earth are you finding an issue with it?
[QUOTE=TurtleeyFP;52864217]Yea, and most of America went down because Comcast holds a monopoly on large portions of it. If one provider owns everything, an outage like this would be disastrous.[/QUOTE] wrong. some more-specific routes got put into BGP by mistake on L3 side even if instead that address range was owned by 3 different ISPs, the more-specific would still route the packets through those 3 borders that couldn't handle that load this is not a monopoly issue end of story [editline]6th November 2017[/editline] plus if you're blaming anyone for a monopoly don't blame comcast, blame L3 they're the backbone, not comcast
So thats why shit ground to a halt earlier today, and here I thought comcast were dicking off like they love to do.
[QUOTE=phygon;52864222]Honestly, monopolies are bad for a lot of reasons, but this isn't really one of them.[/QUOTE] Lets say Comcast had an exclusive monopoly to the internet. Only ISP available through the entire nation. The entirety of all American internet being killed off in one swoop isn't a reason a monopoly on the internet would be a bad thing? Fucking news to me
[QUOTE=J!NX;52864727]The entirety of all American internet being killed off in one swoop isn't a reason a monopoly on the internet would be a bad thing? Fucking news to me[/QUOTE] The outage is [I]unrelated to the monopoly.[/I]
[QUOTE=phygon;52864729]The outage is [I]unrelated to the monopoly.[/I][/QUOTE] The point is that if it was a monopoly, this would have been far worse because there would be literally no alternative to anyone. Everyone would be fucked. I don't know how that's hard to understand but apparently it is [editline]7th November 2017[/editline] Imagine if we had a gasoline monopoly and they had an incident that completely killed off their supply boom, entire country is without oil. The entire economy would be destabilized. Obviously that's an insane hyperbole but a national absolute internet outage could ruin a shitload of businesses very easily So yes, this absolutely is a reason why monopolies are bad.
[QUOTE=J!NX;52864731]The point is that if it was a monopoly, this would have been far worse because there would be literally no alternative to anyone. Everyone would be fucked. I don't know how that's hard to understand but apparently it is [editline]7th November 2017[/editline] Imagine if we had a gasoline monopoly and they had an incident that completely killed off their supply boom, entire country is without oil.[/QUOTE] What a scintillating analogy. Too bad it doesn't make any sense, because whether it was Comcast or a fragmented localized ISP, these exact same areas would be experiencing the same outage if they were on the same infrastructure. Let's not forget, it's not like Monopolies are some sort of monolithinc entity that stands on a single leg. It's not like you can walk up to the comcast mainframe, hit it with a hammer, and have the entire thing go down. This isn't to say that monopolies are good. They aren't, and for a hell of a lot of reasons. This just isn't one of them.
[QUOTE=J!NX;52864731]The point is that if it was a monopoly, this would have been far worse because there would be literally no alternative to anyone. Everyone would be fucked. I don't know how that's hard to understand but apparently it is [editline]7th November 2017[/editline] Imagine if we had a gasoline monopoly and they had an incident that completely killed off their supply boom, entire country is without oil. The entire economy would be destabilized. Obviously that's an insane hyperbole but a national absolute internet outage could ruin a shitload of businesses very easily So yes, this absolutely is a reason why monopolies are bad.[/QUOTE] what you're assuming is that it was specifically targeting comcast it wasn't. it was an accidental inclusion of a more specific IP route. let's say comcast didn't exist. if i publish the same routing address that happened today, i just take down 4 ISPs over the nation who are using comcast's IP range if anything comcast being as big as it is made it better in terms of them being able to handle this massive bandwidth spike. if these were tiny localized ISPs, they probably would have shat themselves
[QUOTE=ZombieDawgs;52863466]How long before Russia is instigated into this?[/QUOTE] I don't think the US needs russia to justify their awful internet infrastructure :v:
Probably explains why our server we use to clock in/out at work was down during lunch.
past couple of days youtube absolutely refused to load, and this morning i couldn't even load something as simple as google. god i wish there was a better option where i live.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;52863353]Said single private entity gives me shitloads (and I mean [I]shitloads[/I]) of money so I disagree. -Some politician, definitely[/QUOTE] fixed
I was affected by this. Certain sites like Facebook/FP would barely load at all, yet YouTube and a few other sites loaded pretty quick, while keeping my 25 Mb/s download speeds. I thought I was going crazy.
[QUOTE=Hardpoint Nomad;52865465]I was affected by this. Certain sites like Facebook/FP would barely load at all, yet YouTube and a few other sites loaded pretty quick, while keeping my 25 Mb/s download speeds. I thought I was going crazy.[/QUOTE] So it's just another normal day of having Comcast?
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