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[liberationtech] Iraq block Social media

Christian Huldt christian at solvare.se
Sat Jun 14 18:42:18 PDT 2014


so should we promote the use of 173.252.110.27 or tor?

2014-06-14 20:59, Collin Anderson skrev:
> Anyone who wants to verify this assertion can query in-country resolvers
>
>     filternet$ dig facebook.com <http://facebook.com> @ns1.itc.iq
>     <http://ns1.itc.iq>
>
>     ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> facebook.com <http://facebook.com>
>     @ns1.itc.iq <http://ns1.itc.iq>
>     ;; global options: +cmd
>     ;; Got answer:
>     ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 13340
>     ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
>     ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available
>
>     ;; QUESTION SECTION:
>     ;facebook.com <http://facebook.com>.INA
>
>     ;; ANSWER SECTION:
>     facebook.com <http://facebook.com>.86400INA185.23.153.235
>
>     ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
>     facebook.com <http://facebook.com>.86400INNSns1.itc.iq
>     <http://ns1.itc.iq>.
>
>     ;; Query time: 1250 msec
>     ;; SERVER: 185.23.153.242#53(185.23.153.242)
>     ;; WHEN: Sat Jun 14 14:44:58 2014
>     ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 70
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Collin Anderson
> <collin at averysmallbird.com <mailto:collin at averysmallbird.com>> wrote:
>
>
>     On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM, David Gessel
>     <gessel at blackrosetech.com <mailto:gessel at blackrosetech.com>> wrote:
>
>         I tested Facebook, youtube, google, and twitter and all loaded
>         normally.   Traceroute showed no anomalies.
>
>
>     I believe that your testing is a bit off -- as of yesterday
>     Earthlink was blocking social media, primarily (or entirely)
>     through local DNS manipulation. This could account for the
>     difference of your experience, and why users with foreign DNSs can
>     still browse without other tools.
>
>     Yesterday I ran Alexa's top 100k through a DNS resolver in country
>     and found aberrant results for the following domains:
>
>         facebook.com <http://facebook.com>
>         youtube.com <http://youtube.com>
>         twitter.com <http://twitter.com>
>         xnxx.com <http://xnxx.com>
>         whatsapp.com <http://whatsapp.com>
>         viber.com <http://viber.com>
>         youtu.be <http://youtu.be>
>         hanein.info <http://hanein.info>
>
>
>     The returned address for these domains briefly attributed the
>     filtering to the security situation in country, until it was
>     modified within a couple of
>     hours: https://twitter.com/CDA/status/477488959044321280
>
>     If you have an Earthlink VPN, it might be interesting to see if
>     you can browse to the RFC1918 address 192.168.222.66, I think it's
>     the block page for that ISP.
>
>     (Bonus points for a sending the domain of a porn site to Libtech)
>
>     -- 
>     *Collin David Anderson*
>     averysmallbird.com <http://averysmallbird.com> | @cda
>     | Washington, D.C.
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> *Collin David Anderson*
> averysmallbird.com <http://averysmallbird.com> | @cda | Washington, D.C.
>
>

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