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Submission + - Why Google Went Offline Today and a Bit about How the Internet Works

mc10 writes: Google went temporarily offline for about 27 minutes at around 6:24pm PST / 02:24 UTC (5 Nov. 2012 PST / 6 Nov. 2012 UTC), when CloudFlare realized that Google's services went offline. CloudFlare explains how the Internet is glued together by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and how Moratel, an Indonesian ISP, was announcing a network that wasn't actually behind them.
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Why Google Went Offline Today and a Bit about How the Internet Works

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