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Internet Slow - Probably Caused by Some old Routers hitting the 512k limit

2:17 am, April 23, 2017

Original Post Date: 10:49 pm, August 12, 2014

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables hit the limit, and older routers failed — taking some of the Internet with them.

Many tier-one Internet service providers (ISPs), and in turn, the last mile ISPs they support, experienced technical problems that resulted in bad service throughout the US and some parts of Canada.

Dutch Internet expert Teun Vink explained: 

"Some routing tables hit 512K routes today. Some old hardware and software can't handle that and either crash or ignore newly learned routes. So this may cause some disturbances in the Force."