Syria Internet connection cut?

Published: 2012-07-20
Last Updated: 2012-07-20 14:44:14 UTC
by Mark Baggett (Version: 2)
2 comment(s)

We received a report that there is a loss of connectivity with Syria.   The report claims that 90% of the Syrian prefixes disappeared from the BGP  tables between 13:32 and 14:13 (UTC) earlier today (2012-07-19).    If you have more information please comment or send a note to

Thanks to NANOG

UPDATE:  Gizmodo has some more information here:

UPDATE 2:  More good information on the outage: 

Mark Baggett


2 comment(s)


Our Netflow collection system seems to show a pronouced decrease in Syrian traffic starting around 11:30 UTC on Wednesday, 18 July 2012, and continueing, though not a full outage. It does, of course, also reflect the brief sharper outage described in the articles.
Syria went offline twice over the last 2 days, Exact outage times:
2012-07-19 between 13:32 and 14:13
2012-07-20 between 10:58 and 11:06

Also see availability graph here:

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