Thursday, March 05, 2009 proxy fail

The * services that are proxied behind all seem to have fallen over, while the services that are proxied behind seem to be fine:



Could be a proxy issue, or maybe Telkom playing games again, or even a local failure. Weiiiird.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Google to merge YouTube AS always yields interesting nuggets [login:guest, password:guest] if you watch which companies are performing updates.

YouTube, although a Google company, still maintain a separate AS, but it looks like that is going to change [sourced from the above-linked peering record]:
Notes: Peering will be migrating to Google (AS15169) by EOY 2009.
Many have wondered how long YouTube would peer independently of Google, and many have also speculated on the technical complexity of merging their operations to allow peering via both AS. I assume Google will start announcing routes to AS 36561 (if they haven't already), and YouTube will start pre-pending [padding] their routes to make the Google routes preferable.

YouTube is peering in two exchanges that Google seems to be missing from:
  • Equinix Newark
  • PAIX Dallas
One could speculate on whether Google will keep these connections active for AS 15169, as they already privately peer at Equinix Dallas and PAIX New York (amusingly this is almost the opposite Company/Location matching).