Net Blackout

from the web-conditions-not-so-great dept

Apparently, Cable & Wireless cut off their peering agreement with PSINet, meaning that PSINet customers couldn't see anything hosted by Cable & Wireless - or get emails to them for a few days. Basically, it was a partial net blackout. The article explains that this sort of situation could happen more often, fracturing the net - since there's no reason why any company has to agree to peer with any other company.

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