The greatest and most valuable general purpose communications and information sharing network mankind has known is surprisingly easy to break.

Maybe the internet can survive nuclear strikes, but it sure as hell can't route around the damage caused by network operators fat-fingering device configurations.

Without getting too deep geek here, the internet is actually a collection of networks, around 70,000 currently, that agree to transmit data to each other depending on location, cost and assumed capacity.

This happens using the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) that end-users know nothing about usually. BGP lets networks work out a route for the data,

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