People’s Daily: Cisco router causes Beijing Internet incident

From People’s Daily Online:

The incident that caused 200,000 broadband users offline is still under investigation. US Cisco System Inc, the router provider for the Beijing Branch, did not offer the concrete reason Wednesday, according to Beijing Morning Post.

At 2:35pm on July 12, the Beijing Netcom Branch’s ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) and LAN (Local-Area Network) with more than 2 million subscribers were suddenly off line in the great part, and the branch poured a great number of men and materials into the emergence repair. At about 3:30pm, the Internet began to be normal gradually. The accident affected about 200,000 net citizens.

As for the most serious technical accident happened in the past several years, the branch has not issued a formal statement. However its responsible official made it clearly Wednesday that the accident was not caused by wrong doings of its workers as some said, instead by Internet router. But he did not throw light on the technical reason.

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