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[liberationtech] Reports that net shutdown in Libya

James S. Tyre jstyre at eff.org
Fri Feb 18 21:21:33 PST 2011


http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/02/libyan-disconnect-1.shtml
Libyan Disconnect
By James Cowie on February 18, 2011 8:56 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks
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Renesys confirms that the 13 globally routed Libyan network prefixes were withdrawn at 23:18 GMT (Friday night, just after midnight Saturday local time), and Libya is off the Internet.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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From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Jillian C. York
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 12:59 PM
To: Yosem Companys
Cc: Liberation Technologies
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Reports that net shutdown in Libya
 
I'm hearing reports are untrue from a couple of folks in Libya, but that loads of sites are being blocked, and that there's potential slowdown of traffic.
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
Hey all, unconfirmed reports coming in that Gaddafi has shut down the net in Libya.  I have two questions:
 
1) How can one confirm the reports?
2) If reports are true, is there any link with user friendly easy to use info on how to set up mesh nets via satellite, as was done in Egypt?

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