Category: Critical Infrastructure

Monitoring World IPv6 Day

On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry […]

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Egypt Loses the Internet

Updated January 31: Added graph and discussion of remaining active paths Following a week of growing protests and periodic telecommunication disruption, Egypt suddenly lost all Internet connectivity at approximately 5:20pm EST Thursday. The below graph shows traffic to and from Egypt based on ATLAS data […]

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Attack Severs Burma Internet

Back in 2007, the Burmese government reportedly severed the country’s Internet links in a crackdown over growing political unrest. Yesterday, Burma once again fell off the Internet. Over the last several days, a rapidly escalating, large-scale DDoS has targeted Burma’s main Internet provider, the Ministry […]

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Facebook Outage

Another Facebook outage, an outpouring of tweets, press articles and an obligatory ATLAS post below. We use ATLAS data to graph Facebook (AS32934) traffic with 80 ISPs around the world between 5pm September 22 and 5pm EDT today. You can see Facebook traffic plummet around […]

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The Battle of the Hyper Giants (Part I)

My blog post last month on the rapid growth of Google generated a bit of discussion around Google and its competitors. In particular, this Wired article (“Google’s Traffic Is Giant”) suggests Google’s infrastructure should “frighten the world’s current ISPs” and content distributors (i.e. CDNs like […]

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