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Fwd: Connectivity status for Egypt (update from Egypt)



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> From: "Ahmed Maged (amaged)" <amaged at cisco.com>
> Date: February 2, 2011 11:03:23 AM EST
> To: <tme at americafree.tv>
> Subject: FW: Connectivity status for Egypt (update from Egypt)
> 
> Please forward to nanog.
> 
>  -----Original Message-----
> From:   nanog-owner at nanog.org [mailto:nanog-owner at nanog.org]
> Sent:   Wednesday, February 02, 2011 04:50 PM W. Europe Standard Time
> To:     Ahmed Maged (amaged)
> Subject:        Re: Connectivity status for Egypt (update from Egypt)
> 
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> From: "Ahmed Maged (amaged)" <amaged at cisco.com>
> Date: February 2, 2011 10:51:08 AM EST
> To: "Marshall Eubanks" <tme at americafree.tv>, "Jim Cowie" <cowie at renesys.com>
> Cc: <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt (update from Egypt)
> 
> 
> Hi Guys,
> 
> I read most of the thread and I'll try to confirm what I can.
> 
> Obviously, we are back online and yes it was decided by the government to
> take the country offline.
> 
> They first started blocking twitter and rate limited/blocked facebook but
> later they just decided, everything must go.
> 
> Two days ago, Google and Twitter came up with a way to help people tweet
> using land lines.
> 
> Some international WAN links are functioning and that's because of how the
> switch was killed. International links go to the same place in either Cairo
> or Alexandria (Telco Exchange).
> 
> We do have a couple of IXs, but there is just no real interesting local
> traffic, everyone wants facebook and twitter. Which is all international
> 
> Everyone just stayed home because of Army imposed Curfew so the internet and
> business was just on PAUSE and still is.
> 
> Mobile phones were also off for two days but later they were brought back.
> 
> The reason why they decided to do that is because the whole protest was
> organized on Facebook initially, people agreed to go to Tahrir square
> (liberation square) downtown together and a lot followed the groups
> invitation.
> 
> Later on, people joined despite all the attempts to block the internet and
> communication.
> 
> Some consider this act as a crime because they cut the tongues of people
> this way and the government sees it as a step to stop the demonstrations.
> 
> Huge businesses will be affected, one small example is international call
> centers.
> 
> You will all see clearly that we have bad bad aggregation, if you can
> analyze this and write a note about it, I'll be able to pass it to the right
> people when we get life back in order.
> 
> In case things go bad again, we will really need international dial up so if
> you can help setting this up, it will be appreciated.
> 
> I have to go now to stand in front of my building to protect it (as
> everyone) because thugs and thieves were let loose on the streets (by the
> government).
> 
> Regards,
> Ahmed Maged
> 
> > From: Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv>
> > Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:25:42 -0500
> > To: Jim Cowie <cowie at renesys.com>
> > Cc: <nanog at nanog.org>
> > Subject: Re: Connectivity status for Egypt
> >
> >
> > On Feb 2, 2011, at 6:23 AM, Jim Cowie wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:17 AM, Teo Ruiz <teoruiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 21:30, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv> wrote:
> >>> 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
> >>
> >> Looks like it's coming back: http://stat.ripe.net/egypt
> >>
> >> ~2500 prefixes being announced now.
> >> --
> >> teo - http://www.teoruiz.com
> >>
> >> "Res publica non dominetur"
> >>
> >> Yes, confirmed from 09:29 UTC.   Basically all major providers are back, full
> >> status quo ante (modulo reagg), major sites are up.
> >>
> >> http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/02/egypt-returns-to-the-internet.shtml
> >
> > It's not just BGP - DNS (based on the samples I have been testing) seems to be
> > fully back too.
> >
> > Regards
> > Marshall
> >
> >>
> >> Good thoughts go out to the guys in the EG NOCs this morning.    Nanog wants
> >> to hear your war stories some day over a cup of tea.
> >>
> >> --jim
> >>
> >
> >
> 
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