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[liberationtech] Internet off in Syria?

Enrique Piraces piracee at hrw.org
Wed May 8 07:50:44 PDT 2013


I see a few machines from Syrian Computer Society are accessible.


On May 8, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Walid AL-SAQAF wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> It seems connectivity is slowly returning to Syria. I noticed some
> connections from MTN-SYRIA to my server.
> Sincerely,
> 
> Walid
> 
> -----------------
> 
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> https://alkasir.com
> 
> PGP: https://alkasir.com/doc/admin_alkasir_pub_key.txt
> 
> 
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM, KheOps <kheops at ceops.eu> wrote:
>> Morning/afternoon/evening all,
>> 
>> Le 08/05/2013 09:54, Walid AL-SAQAF a écrit :
>>> Hi Brian, Tiago and other friends,
>>> 
>>> I can confirm that users from Syria have stopped using my Alkasir
>>> servers for accessing the Internet since yesterday at noon. Looking at
>>> my records, it appears it stopped totally after noticing a decline in
>>> the number of connections in recent days. It appears that what we feared
>>> would happen has just happened.
>>> 
>>> Let's keep monitoring to see if any are able to get online from Syria.
>> 
>> My DNS server traffic from Syria also dropped to zero.
>> 
>> Some people have been working overnight to try to see if landlines still
>> work in some cities, to see if dialup can be used.
>> 
>> Info has been gathered there: https://pad.hacktivist.me/p/landlines
>> 
>> 
>> Best,
>> KheOps
>> 
>> 
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