Saturday, 19 February 2011

Libya goes dark

See the report below. For those that don't speak "geek" it basically means that Libya has turned off it's internet. This is what Egypt tried and look how successful that was for them.

Insha' Allah (Arabicإنشالله‎)

Libyan Disconnect

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Renesys confirms that the 13 globally routed Libyan network prefixes were withdrawn at 23:18 GMT (Friday night, just after midnight Saturday local time), and Libya is off the Internet. One Libyan route originated by Telecom Italia directly is still BGP-reachable, but inbound traceroutes appear to die in Palermo. A minority of our peers report some surviving paths through the peering connection between Level3 and Telecom Italia, but traceroutes into those prefixes fail, suggesting that the Libyan cutoff is complete.
We wondered whether anyone would repeat Egypt's strategy. Tonight, it appears that we have our answer.
Updates to follow.

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