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[liberationtech] Syria blackout?

SiNA Rabbani sina at redteam.io
Thu May 31 14:30:41 PDT 2012


Internet shutdown maybe related to the approaching Deadline given by
Free Syrian Army commander:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18275183



On 05/31/2012 02:11 PM, KheOps wrote:
> Yes, this has been confirmed by several people we know there.
> 
> Tor seems to be blocked at least on 3G connections. Download of some
> file extensions through cleartext HTTP is blocked too (mp4, flv, mpg, ...).
> 
> It seems UltraSurf and some other VPNs are blocked too, though as Andrew
> said, some other specific ones continue working.
> 
> For Tor, it would be worth setting up obfsproxy-equipped bridges. We
> will try to work on this asap on our side.
> 
> KheOps
> 
> On 05/31/2012 08:36 PM, Andrew wrote:
>> And it looks like I maybe wrong. It seems that torrents, and videos
>> stopped working sometime yesterday. I am going to do some more
>> digging. Tor, and some specific types of VPNs still seem to be working
>> fine.
>>
>> -Andrew
>>
>> On 5/31/2012 2:26 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>> ----- Forwarded message from Rafael Cresci <rafael at cresci.org>
>>> -----
>>
>>> From: Rafael Cresci <rafael at cresci.org> Date: Thu, 31 May 2012
>>> 14:41:09 -0300 To: nanog at nanog.org Subject: Syria blackout? 
>>> X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1278)
>>
>>> Customers (from UAE) who have servers with us in Atlanta - one of
>>> the companies I work for, remaining anonymus for the moment - are
>>> reporting that their sub-customers and viewers from Syria can't
>>> access FTP or download any kind of Flash/video/multimedia content
>>> from inside that country. Completely blocked.
>>
>>> Anyone confirms?
>>
>>> Another government blockage to avoid social captiruing of massacre
>>> videos and photos?
>>
>>
>>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>>
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