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Press Release -- April 7th, 2022
Source: AMS-IX

Outage at the AMS-IX Platform in Amsterdam

Bram Semeijn

PR Specialist

April 6, 2022

We’ve experienced an incident on our platform in Amsterdam that caused an outage.

The incident was short but affected many customers. 74,5% of all the BGP-sessions on the platform were interrupted. The incident occurred between 10:20 and 10:45. The incident is now resolved.

The incident was caused by a regular test of a line card in preparation for standard maintenance on the platform. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, an action by an AMS-IX operator set the wrong settings on one of the ports, which created a loop on the production network. This loop disrupted the routing of packets across the AMS-IX platform, causing connected customers to experience outages.

The issues were resolved by disabling the loop. Our customers and members were updated on the root cause via our tech-l mailinglist yesterday.

We are reviewing our internal procedures to make sure that we will limit the possibility of a similar event happening in the future. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage.

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