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Re: NYTimes: Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet



Never mind, Messrs. Cowie and Baker answered my question:
<http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2011-February/033181.html>

Couldn't have paths through Egypt if layer 2 were cut off.

(Right?)

--Richard



On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Richard Barnes
<richard.barnes at gmail.com> wrote:
> It also seems like a question that could be decided empirically. ?Can
> anyone on here comment on whether or not the BGP session ended
> gracefully and the link lights remained lit?
>
> --Richard
>
>
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> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Marshall Eubanks <tme at americafree.tv> wrote:
>>
>> On Feb 16, 2011, at 12:15 AM, Joly MacFie wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/technology/16internet.html
>>>
>>> There has been intense debate both inside and outside Egypt on whether the
>>>> cutoff at 26 Ramses Street was accomplished by surgically tampering with the
>>>> software mechanism that defines how networks at the core of the Internet
>>>> communicate with one another, or by a blunt approach: simply cutting off the
>>>> power to the router computers that connect Egypt to the outside world.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I do remember some intense debate, here and elsewhere, but I somehow don't remember those as being the primary debate parameters.
>>
>> Regards
>> Marshall
>>
>>
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