How to Turn Off the Net

By  |  Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

How did the Egyptian government shut off the Internet? GigaOm’s Bobbie Johnson has some interesting technical information:

Essentially, we’re talking about a system that no longer knows where anything is. Outsiders can’t find Egyptian websites, and insiders can’t find anything at all. It’s as if the postal system suddenly erased every address inside America — and forgot that it was even called America in the first place.

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