Re: Local root zone (Was NYTimes: Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet)

Fred Baker fred at cisco.com
Wed Feb 16 17:35:55 CST 2011


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On Feb 16, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:

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> On Feb 16, 2011, at 4:25 13PM, Fred Baker wrote:
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>> I don't think that the Egyptian shutdown of domain names had much effect; that's why the bgp prefixes were withdrawn. What was effective was the withdrawal of BGP prefixes.
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> Per the NYT article, the issue was the Egyptian "Intranet" -- people couldn't contact other sites within Egypt by host name, even though the routes were up, because they couldn't resolve .eg, .com, etc.
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> 		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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