Friday, January 28, 2011

Egypt Telecom AS isolation - BGPlay show it ?

January 31, 2011 – Update:
An interesting snapshot of Egyptian's malware activity. ASN 20928 appears like still active

Egypt's malware activity post internet shutdown

Why One Egyptian ISP is Still Online

January 29, 2011 – Update:

I try to make the following video to shown what's  happened. BGP Isolation "frame by frame":


January 28, 2011:

isolation of the Internet in Egypt, I tried to see if is possible see something with a good tool: BGPlay. As input data I inserted AS8452 (Egypt Telecom) prefix labeled as "all routers". This information I obtained via robtex as follows: So, the inserted data are the prefix and the range date/time in latest 24h:

The result
is interesting
. For an animation could be better try to insert the value using BGPlay directly. (

The BGP traffic situation at 27/01/2011:

After the BGP withdrawals sequence the situation, now, appear in this mode:

The RIPE has also released a tool for check BGP withdrawals and announment requests:


  1. The last figure would be cool to post under a free licence to the Wikipedia commons, for use on

    Ask over at if you need help to learn about licensing and how to upload etc. Flickr images can be licensed from within Flickr, but the author needs to do this explicitly.

  2. Hi anonymiyus, I have no time to ask to the author of this picture rights for publish a picture that you can find in many others blog and website. I think that is not one of the biggest problem in the world in this period. Anyway I have removed the graph generated by Arbor. Keep in mind that many users use my pictures that are result of research and job of mine. And except in some cases I never ask rights.