Connectivity status for Egypt

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Fri Jan 28 14:52:37 CST 2011


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On 01/28/2011 12:36 PM, George Bonser wrote:
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> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jake Khuon [mailto:khuon at neebu.net]
>> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:07 PM
>> To: Patrick W. Gilmore
>> Cc: NANOG list
>> Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt
>>
>> On Fri, 2011-01-28 at 11:27 -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>>
>>> I think it does not matter.  Censorship is censorship.  (So much for
>> "routing around it".)
>>
> 
> 
> I think it would be pretty hard to actually cut off communications when the telephone system is still working.  You can move a lot of email by dialup UUCP if you wanted to.

Right. In a government regulated monopoly telcom carrier.

> 
> I am guessing that satellite internet still works

If people can't afford to eat, I doubt they can afford satellite internet.

 and landline dialup to a modem outside the country still works.

This presumes people have long distance plans.

  And there's always static routes :)

To what? If everyone has dropped BGP sessions how are you as an end user
going to setup static routes? Unless there are no firewalls and
everything is wide open how would you reach gateways?




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