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TLDR; they simply didn't test their (global!) custom route announcement management software. An edge case was triggered in production, and they gee-whiz-automatically went offline. Epic fail.

PS. To the downvoters, truth hurts.




I think you're getting downvoted due to the snarky tone more than any "truth" you are stating.


Well, how to phrase the same thing briefly without sounding snarky?


You only need to change a few words:

"In other words, they simply didn't test their (global!) custom route announcement management software. An edge case was triggered in production, and unsurprisingly they automatically went offline."


There is no accounting for taste.


Upvoted. I think they should put a soft version of this right on the first line, instead of burying it in an ocean of "harmless", "previously unseen" text dances.




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