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AT&T suffers router outage in Chicago

AT&T incurred a two-hour router outage this week involving IP services traffic routed through the provider’s Chicago backbone routers.

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According to a statement from AT&T to its customers, the problem occurred because OSPF (open shortest path first) “network statements were mistakenly deleted during a routine configuration update to our backbone routers.”

AT&T network engineers reloaded the OSPF information and then rebooted the routers in order to restore the service.

-- Liane Labarba, senior editor

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