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Re: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption
On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 10:56:26PM +0000, Steven M. Bellovin wrote: > On Fri, 1 Feb 2008 22:42:02 -0000 > "Rod Beck" <[email protected]> wrote: > > Well, when you have all these cables running through narrow straits > > or converging to the same stretch of beach, it does not strike me as > > at all extraordinary. > > But they aren't near each other. > http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31cable.html > says that the first two cuts were in the Mediterranean, near Marseille > and Alexandria; the third was in the Persian Gulf, near Dubai > (http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Internet-Outages.html). beings as i live in dubai, i can also add that over the last two days there have been some quite strong winds blowing. which i supposed could be a factor in a ship dragging its anchor across a fiber path. -- Jim Mercer [email protected] +971 55 410-5633 "I'm Prime Minister of Canada, I live here and I'm going to take a leak." - Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken over Pearson's cottage retreat. At one point, a Johnson guard asked Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"