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Connectivity status for Egypt



On Jan 31, 2011, at 5:14 PM, Marshall Eubanks 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 As an update, BGP for Noor.net has been withdrawn.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.
> 

I have been told that the Egyptian Prime Minister has publicly announced that the Internet would be restored soon, but at present neither my 
monitoring nor http://stat.ripe.net/egypt/ confirms this. 

Regards
Marshall


> DNS for egyptse.com also appears to be down, but Noor.net is definitely withdrawn :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
> 
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> 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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