What happened to BTnet backbone?
Tuesday 04 December 2001 10:50:00 by
Looks like the BTnet core peering network had problems yesterday between at least 9am and 6pm according to traffic reports on a number of BT core routers, as shown here
As appears usual for a BT concern the status page indicates no problems for Monday. A number of BT routers seemed to suffer an almost idential problem and the effect was enough to show up on the
overall European data here
Also last night a number of BTopenworld users were reporting that pings had increased to 1600ms and above on the routes out of BTopenworld onto the peering network. The concern is that these are
starting to be regular occurrences and after the total failures a couple of weeks are an ongoing concern for the stability of broadband and internet access as a whole in the UK.