WorldCom Suffers Widespread Internet Outage

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=575&u=/nm/20021003/wr_nm/tech_worldcom_outage_dc_5&printer=1

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   Based on a preliminary investigation, WorldCom blamed the outage on
   problems with a "route table," or software map that directs traffic
   to the proper destination. The company declined to identify the
   route table manufacturer.

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