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Thousands of BGP Cisco Routers Fail in Japan
According to a Network World article dated May 16, 2007, between 2,000 and 4,000 Cisco routers went down for approximately 7 hours in the NTT East Network in Japan. This disconnected millions of Internet users across most of eastern Japan. The article explains that "...a switchover to backup routers triggered the routers to rewrite routing tables," showing the vulnerability of Cisco routers via BGP. Go here to read the article: