[menog] Fwd: Connectivity status for Egypt

Vesna Manojlovic BECHA at ripe.net
Sat Jan 29 12:46:00 GMT 2011

Dear all,

On 1/28/11 1:07 AM, Richard Barnes wrote:
> Hey all,
> Some NANOG participants are seeing hearing reports of disrupted
> communications in Egypt.  Are any of you seeing the same thing?
> --Richard

Here is the analysis of BGP table regarding what happened to the 
Internet in Egypt:



Vesna Manojlovic
RIPE NCC Trainer

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com>
> Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:47 PM
> Subject: Connectivity status for Egypt
> To: NANOG Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>
> Around 2236 UCT, we lost all Internet connectivity with our contacts in
> Egypt, and I'm hearing reports of (in declining order of confirmability):
> 1) Internet connectivity loss on major (broadband) ISPs
> 2) No SMS
> 4) Intermittent connectivity with smaller (dialup?) ISPs
> 5) No mobile service in major cities -- Cairo, Alexandria
> The working assumption here is that the Egyptian government has made the
> decision to shut down all external, and perhaps internal electronic
> communication as a reaction to the ongoing protests in that country.
> If anyone can provide more details as to what they're seeing, the extent,
> plus times and dates, it would be very useful. In moments like this there
> are often many unconfirmed rumors: I'm seeking concrete reliable
> confirmation which I can pass onto the press and those working to bring some
> communications back up (if you have a ham radio license, there is some very
> early work to provide emergency connectivity. Info at:
> http://pastebin.com/fHHBqZ7Q )
> Thank you,
> --
> dobrien at cpj.org
> Danny O'Brien, Committee to Protect Journalists
> gpg key: http://www.spesh.com/danny/crypto/dannyobrien-key20091106.txt
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