p2pnet view P2P:- Libyan mass-murderer Muammar Gaddafi still believes he can cut citizens off from the rest of the world by putting a hammer-lock on online communications.
Libyans in Tripoli were “suddenly unable to use various Internet communications utilities”, says renesys.com today.
“Examining the BGP routing table, we saw nothing unusual — all Libyan routes up and stable”, it says, going on >>>
But our traceroutes tell a different story (no responses from Libyan hosts). All of the Libyan-hosted government websites we tested (i.e., the ones that are actually hosted in Libya, and not elsewhere) were unreachable.
Google’s Transparency Report seems to confirm that their Libyan query traffic has fallen to zero as well (click for latest):
The Youtube plot is interesting, suggesting that Google’s Youtube traffic from Libya has grown steadily all week. Tonight, however, we suspect that someone has turned off the tap on the Libyan Internet again, this time leaving the routes in place.
“Our last successful traceroute into Libya was shortly after 16:35 UTC”, says renesys.com.”So it looks like this is more than a blip — radio silence for 12 hours and counting.” (Chart, right)
renesys.com – Update 00:00 UTC Friday 4 Mar 2011, March 4, 2011
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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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