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[liberationtech] Iranian Internet Infrastructure and Policy Report - Feb 2013

Ali-Reza Anghaie ali at packetknife.com
Mon Mar 11 09:58:55 PDT 2013


To your knowledge 
I
s anyone tracking the disparate efforts that regional pockets of (likely)
Basij are doing? Besides their regular intelligence assistance upstream -
I've heard increasingly different blocking and interference stories from
outside the major population centers.

Excellent report - thank you, -Ali



On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Collin Anderson
<collin at averysmallbird.com>wrote:

> Colleagues,
>
> Early last week, Small Media released the second iteration of its "Iranian
> Internet Infrastructure and Policy Report," which seems particularly
> relevant at this point, especially the comment:
>
> *Where the Supreme Council of Cyberspace promotes new policies on the
> registration of VPNs, we can expect that unregistered VPN connection will
> be blocked and throttled. As VPNs have been one of the most popular
> anti-filtering mechanisms, this rhetoric also highlights the necessity of
> educating users on the new and differing types of anti-filtering
> technologies freely avail- able. *
>
>
> http://smallmedia.org.uk/content/78
>
> For the sake of congruence between past works, I would also point out the
> isolation of the VPN registration site in Iran's private domestic network.
>
> vpn.ir. 3342 IN A 10.201.22.74
>
>
> In the few days since the report was released, a lot has changed, and
> there has been progress in identifying the mechanism for Tor blocking.
>
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8443
>
> I suspect that Tor is not the only service that is subject to these new
> SSL DPI rules and service filtering, however, the extent is not fully clear
> yet.
>
> Cordially,
> Collin
>
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