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



> No the BGP and the physical links were down.

What about non-Internet layer 2 links? A number of companies have
private IP networks extending into Egypt providing MPLS or other VPN
services. In addition, there are often longlines into the Gulf states
to provide the Egyptian sites with redundancy. Were these
communications also cut?

One way to find out would be to talk to the networking folks at any
major international consumer brand that is in Egypt. I would expect
that nowadays if a Coke or a Pepsi is in a country, they will have
some kind of IP VPN crossing that country's borders.

--Michael Dillon
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