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For 4 days, the c-root server maintained by Cogent lost touch with its 12 peers.

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 4 weeks ago

The lag was further noted on Mastodon.

Wow, they are referencing mastodon now, instead of twitter. Progress!

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 4 weeks ago

They don't really have a choice, as that's where most infosec people went.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 4 weeks ago

Had no idea. Good to know that they are capable of getting out of that viscous ceXpool. There are still too many people stuck in there.

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

So essentially someone or group at a 3 letter agency screwed the pooch?

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Maybe it just needed some "me" time. Don't judge.

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 4 weeks ago

Cogent hasn't released any details, but it could've been anybody. From the mastodon thread, it seems like they're in the middle of a dispute with other networks, so who knows. Might've been the competition, might've been the Russians, might been some 5 eyes, might've been a 3 letter agency, maybe even unrelated hackers... who knows.

Given Cogent only updated after they were notified, either they didn't know (which is worrisome), or they did and the public notification was them getting called out, which might mean it was intentional. IMO, they should be forced to release details since they are an important part of the internet.

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[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago

Probably a cosmic ray or some very obscure bit flip.

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