Cisco acquires Code BGP
With great pleasure, we announce that Cisco has acquired Code BGP! Our team is joining Cisco ThousandEyes, which is committed to providing the most extensive and authoritative view of Internet health and digital experiences across any network. Code BGP's acquisition will increase ThousandEyes’ pace of innovation, accelerating its efforts to deliver the best possible digital experiences to users worldwide. Our startup journey comes to an end, and a new exciting chapter begins!
Usage patterns of RIS Live at Code BGP
RIS Live is a reliable, well-designed, operationally robust API that provides a real-time view of BGP updates. In this article, Ioannis Sermetziadis talks through the RIS Live features that have contributed to Code BGP building a platform capable of detecting BGP issues in seconds.
Suspicious prefix announcements? Or RIS Peer malfunction?
This blog post discusses suspicious prefix announcements related to the A-Root, C-Root, and G-Root domain servers, which occurred simultaneously on May 19, 2023. We provide details of the announcements, including timestamps, prefixes, and AS paths, as captured by RIS Live. Interestingly, the suspicious announcements were only picked up by only one RIS Peer. The blog post raises concerns about the low visibility of these announcements and suggests the possibility of a RIS peer malfunction.
Suspicious Route against a Root DNS Prefix
In this blog post, we discuss the detection of a suspicious route against a root DNS prefix, as identified by the Code BGP Platform. We highlight the speed of detection, the low visibility of the suspicious route, the significance of utilizing alternative data sources for BGP monitoring, and the importance of RPKI in preventing such events. The post also provides information on accessing the public instance of the Code BGP Platform which monitors root DNS prefixes.
4 reasons Facebook went down so badly last week
Packet switched networks were designed to withstand a nuclear attack. However, a series of mistakes triggered by a command that slipped through the auditing tools caused a global outage of Facebook on the 4th of Oct 2021, which is estimated to have temporarily cost 47 billion in market cap of the company, on top of a revenue loss between 60 and 100 million. More importantly, such events reveal how vulnerable our society has become to complex software systems. In this blog post we review the causes that triggered Facebook’s outage and the known facts about it. We will follow up in a second post with a plea for BGP change validation, a key technology to make BGP networks more resilient.
Code BGP’s inauguration post
This is our inauguration article in the Code BGP blog! It explains the reasons we created Code BGP, our personal journeys that brought us here, what we plan to do with Code BGP, why we believe we bring value to the network operations landscape, what we aim to provide to our customers and the community at large, and what is our vision for the future. It's a 5 minute read.