Service announcement: 10 April 2013

Some APNIC services were unavailable during a short period on Tuesday, 9 April 2013

There was an intermittent router failure on Tuesday, 9  April 2013, which was resolved.


Tuesday,  9 April 2013


1 hour

Services affected:

The following services were partially affected:,,,


One of our border routers locked up while still announcing BGP routes. This  caused an issue connecting to the services behind the router.

Sequence of events:

  1. 14:38 (UTC+10) – Router locked up and monitoring system alerted operations team.
  2. 14:40 (UTC+10) – Initial investigation, problems connecting to router.
  3. 14:55 (UTC+10) – Sent staff to remote data centre.
  4. 15:35 (UTC+10) – Router was rebooted.
  5. 15:42 (UTC+10) ­- All services restored


 A portion of network traffic that prefers the backup link was affected. The result was a partial service failure.

Mitigation and Improvement:

  • Improving out-of-band access.
  • Investigating the cause of failure.
  • Improving internal recovery process.

We apologize if there is any loss of service or inconvenience caused.


Contact UsShould you require assistance in dealing with any problems arising from this outage, please contact the APNIC Helpdesk.