Connectivity status for Egypt

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Fri Jan 28 10:33:41 CST 2011


On Jan 28, 2011, at 11:24 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:

> I have seen nation state disconnects where light is lost.

I believe that was the case for Burma, for example.

Marshall


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> Jared Mauch
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> On Jan 28, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:44 AM, Jake Khuon <khuon at neebu.net> 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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