said by leibold: said by norwegian:
I do not know enough on networks, so generally speaking this could be a hardware/software related issue?
Assuming that the cause was a bad routing table a partial list of possible reasons includes:
- a bad memory module in the router (hardware)
- a software bug in the router software
- a software bug in GoDaddy's network management software (pushing a bad policy update to one or more routers)
- a GoDaddy employee making a typo and changing the wrong routing policy (or wrong change to the right policy)
- a disgruntled GoDaddy employee intentional making a harmful change to the routing policies
- an outside attacker gaining controlling access to either the router directly or to GoDaddy's network management system
A lot of possibilities and very difficult for an outsider to prove one or the other.
4 and 5 are one in the same except a hacker would need to penetrate GoDaddy security while a malicious employee would have access already.
It is not impossible that is was unintentional, but where is the drama in bad QC these days?