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Hi there! We know MITnet is down, and we're pretty sure its an issue with BGP. We've been having issues periodically over the past few weeks, and this is almost certainly not the result of an attack, just network misconfiguration.

-- Luke from MIT SIPB




Is there a particular reason why Google servers are still accessible from within MIT despite MITnet being down?


> Is there a particular reason why Google servers are still accessible from within MIT despite MITnet being down?

Google and MIT have a network peering arrangement.


Google peers directly with MIT, so connections there do not have to go to the public internet.


How long do you estimate until the Internet will be back up? Thank you.


Some things are back now. Still not mit.edu


To be clear, MIT SIPB maintains services at MIT, but does not maintain MIT's network. Further details as to the root cause are forthcoming.

It is not clear whether this was an attack or not.


Confusing timing eh?


3down needs an update. it is borderline useless in situations like these.


Even now, when service is back, the most recent entry on 3down is from December 31.


MIT should have a twitter, right?


Not to worry, they'll probably begin the actual attack as soon as you get everything fixed :)


:(


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It's understandable that you're angry, but spamming a random site with a "random" guy from MIT that didn't have anything to do with Aaron's case isn't going to solve anything.


They're harassing an innocent person for their own righteous cause. Isn't that what they believe they're speaking out against to begin with? Baffling.


it's sad, because first reading that I thought it was a bad joke.


Void of any thought.




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