Nice thanks Andy, for posterity then, reposting the important part (at this time),
"We have completed our initial analysis of the network issue and it is as follows: 1. At approximately 5:45pm we noticed an inability to contact certain locations and started to investigate. 2. We disconnected LINX, LONAP and ENTA within 5 minutes as it appeared that there was an issue with one of these providers. 3. This did not solve this issue as anticipated and issue became worse. 4. At approximately 6:30pm the ENTA edge router to which we connect went down and full connectivity was reinstated (we where not connected to it at this point per point 2). It is our belief at this point in time that ENTA suffered from a serious route leak on their systems and was falsely advertising other companies routes. This caused the internet in general to send traffic to ENTA rather than Coreix. We are awaiting a response from ENTA to confirm this was the case. We will report back further as soon as we receive further information and clarification. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by this issue."
I'm a non-"business" user but run my business from home on an LLU line (and pay for it in topups). Am going to be shifting providers tomorrow to some unlimited company, sorry UKFSN I know it's not your fault.
I particularly didn't like the bit where they said "portion of our network".
I'm in the Midlands, somebody earlier was in Scotland. Exactly how big was this "portion"? and how much damage did they do to other companies ?
Edited by Bystander333 (Thu 21-Mar-13 22:08:00)