Burma Internet Shutdown

There have been lots of press stories in the last day reporting on what the Internet shutdown in Myanmar looked like for people there, and that’s the important story. This is what it looked like to the rest of the world, from an Internet infrastructure standpoint.The connection between Myanmar and the rest of the world appears to be turned back on, at least temporarily. The 45 megabit per second circuit connecting Myanmar to Kuala Lumpur that is Myanmar’s primary connection to the Internet came back up at 14:27 UTC today. It had mostly been “hard down,” indicating either that it had been unplugged or that the router it was connected to was turned off, with the exception of a few brief periods since September 28.Myanmar’s ccTLD, .MM, disappeared. It’s served by three name servers, ns0.mpt.net.mm, ns.net.mm, and ns-mm.ripe.net.
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