Internet blocked in Algeria?

Jim Cowie cowie at renesys.com
Sat Feb 12 17:20:39 CST 2011


On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM, mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 05:01:12PM -0500, Joly MacFie wrote:
>> Any confirmation of internet blocking?
>>
>> http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=26849
>>
>> As massive street demonstrations are met with widespread violence in
>> Algeria, the country is reporting that many Facebook accounts have been
>> deleted or blocked by the government, in an effort to stifle protests
>> against President Abdelaziz Boutifleka, activists on Twitter reported around
>> midday in the country.
>> They also said that the government is working fast to cut off all Internet
>> providers in the country.
>
> At least some websites, though not all of them, that are linked off
> <http://www.erepublic.org/egovincountriesa/algeria.html>
> seem to be working OK. I grant they're all government, but they're up
> and serving requests.
>

Looks up to us, with the exception of a few websites.   Routes stable,
inbound traceroutes unremarkable, lots and lots of DZ-hosted content
available.

http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/02/watching-algeria.shtml

best,  --jim




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