BBC reports Kenya fiber break

Frank Habicht geier at
Thu Mar 1 09:45:30 CST 2012

On 3/1/2012 5:54 PM, Oliver Garraux wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 4:11 AM, Georgios Theodoridis <gtheo at> wrote:
>> Has it been known the exact time of the incident?
>> I have found an article reporting that the cut occurred in the mid-day of
>> Saturday 25th but nothing more precise.
>> We would like to use such information for a BGP anomaly detection analysis
>> that we are carrying out in our research centre.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> George
> It sounds like there were multiple cables that were lost recently.
> For the EASSy cable issue in the Red Sea, an ISP in Malawi stated the
> issues started at "09:26 on Friday 17 February".  I don't know first
> hand if that is accurate to the minute or not.  I believe this is
> separate from the cable off the cost of Kenya that was cut on the
> 25th.
> Oliver

timestamp is GMT+0(or maybe UTC) :

6413: Feb 17 07:17:53.606: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on
Interface POS0/1/0, changed state to down

yes, on NTP.


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