November 30, 2012

How Syria Turned Off the Internet

Matthew Prince, CloudFlare

AP Photo

While we cannot know for sure, our network team estimates that Syria likely has a small number of edge routers. All the edge routers are controlled by Syrian Telecommunications. The systematic way in which routes were withdrawn suggests that this was done through updates in router configurations, not through a physical failure or cable cut.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Internet, Syria, RealClearTechnology

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