Connectivity status for Egypt

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Mon Jan 31 16:51:04 CST 2011


On Jan 31, 2011, at 5:41 PM, Danny O'Brien wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv>wrote:
> 
>> As an update, BGP for Noor.net has been withdrawn. Even the Egyptian stock
>> exchange - egyptse.com - now appears to be off the Internet.
>> 
>> 
> Yep, Noor is now down.

Collateral damage from all of this, as detailed in  

http://blog.icann.org/2011/01/status-report-on-the-dns-in-egypt/

is that the Arabic script top-level domain .masr (مصر) 
has been unavailable since the 27th, since it is is operated by NTRA of Egypt.

Regards
Marshall


> 
> Those on the ground with Noor DSL in Cairo contacted their front line
> support, and they're saying "technical problems" that will take a few hours
> to fix.
> 
> Does anyone has a list of routes that are still up, and seem to correlate
> with Egyptian locations? Andree's last list is here:
> http://bgpmon.net/egypt-routes-jan29-2011.txt
> 
> I'm staring at looking glass output to check these remaining routes, and
> that seems unfair on both those offering those free services, and my own
> sanity...
> 
> d.
> 
> 
> 
>> DNS for egyptse.com also appears to be down, but Noor.net is definitely
>> withdrawn :
>> 
>> dig www.noor.net
>> 
>> ; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> www.noor.net
>> ;; global options: +cmd
>> ;; Got answer:
>> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 15709
>> ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
>> 
>> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
>> ;www.noor.net.                  IN      A
>> 
>> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
>> www.noor.net.           503     IN      CNAME   noor.net.
>> noor.net.               503     IN      A       217.139.227.20
>> 
>> show ip bgp 217.139.227.20
>> % Network not in table
>> 
>> 
>> Marshall
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 28, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
>> 
>>> If I'm correct, in 2000 in Fiji, the main fiber optic cable from the
>> national provider to the international provider was sabotaged, cutting all
>> communications. Fortunately an Alcatel team was on the island (SCC
>> commissioning) with the right tools and could splice it back in a few hours,
>> otherwise Fiji would have gone dark for days...
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Joe Abley" <jabley at hopcount.ca>
>>> To: "Marshall Eubanks" <tme at americafree.tv>
>>> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
>>> Sent: Saturday, 29 January, 2011 7:32:07 AM
>>> Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2011-01-28, at 11:33, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> It was not the case in Nepal in 2005 though, if I remember correctly. In
>> that case connectivity to the outside was maintained, but access to that
>> connectivity by people inside the country was curtailed.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Joe
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 





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