Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through ChinaDan Goodin / Ars Technica - 2 years ago
  • Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused problems for Spotify and other Google cloud customers.
  • The leak started at 21:13 UTC when MainOne Cable Company, a small ISP in Lagos, Nigeria, suddenly updated tables in the Internet’s global routing system to improperly declare that its autonomous system 37282 was the proper path to reach 212 IP prefixes belonging to Google.
  • The redirections, BGPmon said on Twitter came in five distinct waves over a 74-minute period.