1/31/11

How Egypt disconnected the Internet

Temple of Nefertiti, Abu Simbel - 24"x36" Poster
"Government officials called Internet Service Providers, and the ISPs simply changed their traffic flow configurations to stop international connections. Providers in Egypt, beginning with government-owned Telecom Egypt, started turning off their networks at around midnight Thursday. There are only four large ISPs in Egypt, and so it wouldn't take a lot of phone calls to bring the system to a standstill. By Friday night, 93 percent of Egypt's networks were not reachable, according to Renesys."

No comments:

Post a Comment

There was an error in this gadget
There was an error in this gadget