Following a misconfiguration in one of its information centers, the United States internet service supplier (ISP) CenturyLink suffered a major technical blackout that spread across the web taking down numerous popular sites and services on Sunday.
Cloudflare was likewise severely impacted by CenturyLink’s outage and in a blog post, CEO and co-founder of the web facilities and website security business Matthew Prince described how the incident affected the internet as a whole, saying:
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” Because this interruption appeared to take all of the CenturyLink/Level( 3) network offline, individuals who are CenturyLink clients would not have actually been able to reach Cloudflare or any other internet company till the concern was fixed.
BGP routes are a type of message that internet business relay between each other to inform each web company which group of IP addresses is offered on their network.