Akamai shutdown, network interruptions

Over the past couple of days, we’ve had our website offline, remote management access broken, and other strange things happen.  Some of it was related to Akamai, who was sending lots of traffic not to MBIX members, but out to general transit, in volumes much higher than we were prepared to deal with on short notice. As a result, circuits were shutdown, and access was cutoff.

We are back to being fully operational now, with IPv4 transit from Les.net and Rainy Day, as well as IPv6 transit from HE.net.

For now, we have disabled transit for the Akamai cache, until we can have a technical discussion with Akamai about how their node should be expected to behave. When we have good answers, we shall enable their connection again: we expect more modest traffic in future.

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