Connectivity status for Egypt

Jared Mauch jared at
Fri Jan 28 10:24:58 CST 2011

I have seen nation state disconnects where light is lost. 

Jared Mauch

On Jan 28, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:44 AM, Jake Khuon <khuon at> wrote:
>> I guess this begs the question of whether or not we're seeing actual
>> layer1 going down or just the effects of mass BGP withdrawals.  Are we
>> seeing lights out on fibre links or just peering sessions going down?
>> Both could still point to a coordinated intentional blackout by the
>> Egyptian gov't though.
> out of curiousity, what's the difference though between loss of light
> and peer shutdown? If the local gov't comes in and says: "Make the
> internets go down", you as the op choose how to do that... NOT getting
> calls from your peer for interface alarms is probably sane. You can
> simply drop your routes, leave BGP running even and roll ...
> If it's clear (and it seems to be) that the issue is a
> nation-state-decision... implementation (how it's done, no IF it's
> done) isn't really important, is it?
> -chris

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