Syria’s Internet Shuts Down !

Imagine if you are a teenager or in early twenties, how would you feel when you face shutdown of Internet. Yes “THE INTERNET”. Starting at 10:26 UTC (12:26pm in Damascus), Syria’s international Internet connectivity shut down. In the global routing table, all 84 IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet.

As reported by the traceroutes into the country have failed and a major outage if being faced by the the Syrian Internet Users. The primary autonomous system for the nation is the Syrian Telecommunications Establishment; all of their customer networks are currently unreachable.

Only a few Syrian networks are still up and running and still hosting Syrian content. These are five networks that use Syrian-registered IP space, but the originator of the routes is actually Tata Communications. These are potentially offshore, rather than domestic, and perhaps not subject to whatever killswitch was thrown today within the country.

These five offshore survivors include the webservers that were implicated in the delivery of malware targeting Syrian activists in May of this year…Read More >>

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