NANOG - the art of running a network and discussing common operational issues

Published on by Martin J Levy.

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the loci of modern Internet innovation and the day-to-day cumulative network-operational knowledge of thousands and thousands of network engineers. NANOG itself is a non-profit membership organization; but you don’t need to be a member in order to attend the conference or

Think Global, Peer Local. Peer with CloudFlare at 100 Internet Exchange Points

Published on by Marty Strong.

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) or Network Access Points (NAPs) facilities are where networks meet, participating in what's known as peering, which interconnects various parts of the global Internet. At CloudFlare we are dedicated to peering. So much so that we just joined our 100th Internet Exchange point! Image courtesy of

Route leak incident on October 2, 2014

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Today, CloudFlare suffered downtime which caused customers’ sites to be inaccessible in certain parts of the world. We take the availability of our customers’ web properties very seriously. Incidents like this get the absolute highest priority, attention, and follow up. The pain felt by our customers is also felt deeply