Connectivity status for Egypt

Mirjam Kuehne mir at ripe.net
Fri Jan 28 07:32:02 CST 2011


Hi,

We did some analysis of the situation in Egypt using the RIPEstat 
toolbox (please note, this is a prototype and we're not sure how it will 
handle a big load):

http://labs.ripe.net/Members/akvadrako/live_eqyptian_internet_incident_analysis

Mirjam Kuehne
RIPE NCC


Carlos Alcantar wrote:
> 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:
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>> 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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