Connectivity status for Egypt

Carlos Alcantar carlos at race.com
Fri Jan 28 02:29:19 CST 2011


Looks like you can still make phone calls into Egypt.  So it's not totally lights out...


Carlos Alcantar
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ferguson [mailto:fergdawgster at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:46 PM
To: Joel Jaeggli
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt

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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:

> On 1/27/11 10:49 PM, Roy wrote:
>> Moral of the story: Separate facts from assumptions and guesses.  I 
>> did some Google searches and that region has had large scale 
>> disruptions in the past.  Several cables follow the same path to the 
>> Suez canal and were hit.
>
> my links through the region are all fine, but they don't jump off the 
> cable in egypt just pass through.
>
>> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/2008_submarine_cable_d
>> isr
>> uption
>>

To my knowledge, no one has reported any cable problems in Norther Africa
- -- and news of those problems generally travels very fast.  :-)

Also, if there *was* a cable problem on one of the paths through the vicinity, it affect more than just Egypt:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/File:Cable_map18.svg

I don't think it takes a leap of imagination to understand what has happened here.

- - ferg

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