Reddit: A message to anonymous from inside Egypt

Discussion in 'Freedom of Expression' started by Anonymous, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

  2. exOT8Michael Member

    This is most likely the case that Egypt's citizens will be subjected to denial of service by providers cutting off communications networks.

    I can not help but wonder if one day we will see an Anonymously owned/run internet provider that would remain immune to a single country/region corporate denial of service to citizens?

    In any case, God bless the citizens of Egypt today in any non violent protests they have the heart to engage in, and may the future provide better citizen communications support structures.
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  3. Anonymous Member

    The major ISP's are down now, but small ones, some DSL and dial up are still available.
  4. Rockyj Member

    What do you think of this Michael?
  5. exOT8Michael Member

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  7. Shinythings Member

    Can we have an Egypt situation room? This is escalating bigtime!
  8. Anonymous Member

  9. Rockyj Member

    I don't know how I can help but please advise.
  10. Anonymous Member

  11. Rockyj Member

  12. exOT8Michael Member

    It is ironic that corporations go crazy about DDOS attempts, and that is understandable but some, now, deny service to their CLIENTS!
    Dumbass Denial Of Service is when a company punishes its clients.
  13. Anonymous Member

    Noor ISP is still up, as are small private ISP's and dial up
  14. Anonymous Member

    What choice do they have? They are being coerced by the Egyptian government. If they don't do what the government tells them, the government will do it for them by force.
  15. exOT8Michael Member

  16. Anonymous Member

    Government has the guns.
  17. Orson Member

    Worth posting here, not using a quote box:

    Confirming what a few have reported this evening: in an action unprecedented in Internet history, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet. Critical European-Asian fiber-optic routes through Egypt appear to be unaffected for now. But every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy, and government office that relied on the big four Egyptian ISPs for their Internet connectivity is now cut off from the rest of the world. Link Egypt, Vodafone/Raya, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr, and all their customers and partners are, for the moment, off the air.

    At 22:34 UTC (00:34am local time), Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table. Approximately 3,500 individual BGP routes were withdrawn, leaving no valid paths by which the rest of the world could continue to exchange Internet traffic with Egypt's service providers. Virtually all of Egypt's Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide.

    This is a completely different situation from the modest Internet manipulation that took place in Tunisia, where specific routes were blocked, or Iran, where the Internet stayed up in a rate-limited form designed to make Internet connectivity painfully slow. The Egyptian government's actions tonight have essentially wiped their country from the global map.

    What happens when you disconnect a modern economy and 80,000,000 people from the Internet? What will happen tomorrow, on the streets and in the credit markets? This has never happened before, and the unknowns are piling up. We will continue to dig into the event, and will update this story as we learn more. As Friday dawns in Cairo under this unprecedented communications blackout, keep the Egyptian people in your thoughts.
  18. exOT8Michael Member

    I guess Mubarak may say "Ooops, I accidentally the internet" but we know he deliberately the internet. (meme translations not included)
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  19. Orson Member

    Well, if we're going with meme's...

  20. Orson Member

    In all seriousness, this is srs bsns and I don't mean to take away from that.
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  21. Guess we will learn what will happen to us all after the solar wind hits
    (tin foil hat alert)
  22. I am kinda serious about that. What goes down in Egypt will show how much of our world is the internets.
  23. Anonymous Member

    And now we have Lieberman proposing (again) that an internet "kill switch" be available in the US, to mirror what happened in Egypt. Thank god the old fucker isn't running for re-election after this term. I can't imagine why anyone in their right minds ever voted for that freedom-stealing asshole in the first place.
  24. baddakota Member

    No doubt that when a politician calls for a "kill" switch on the internet, what they mean is "a kill access for all web traffic by non-corporate, non-government individuals, with due exception to any urls where I can watch online porn anonymously" switch.
  25. Herro Member

    From a defense standpoint, a "kill switch" provides a great strategic option. Things are never so simple as you seem to think.
  26. Anonymous Member

    Yes, the world will not be thrown into chaos. Rather, it will stride in of it's own accord.. wearing waders.. with holes in them.
  27. Anonymous Member

    At the point where this becomes a 'great strategic option' you have already crossed the rubicon of being illegitimate. What legitimate government would ever require such a drastic measure???
  28. Herro Member

    One whose infrastructure is under coordinated attack?
  29. Anonymous Member

    So the way to keep your traffic flowing is to shut down the carriers of that traffic? Have you thought this through?
  30. Herro Member

    Yes actually. Do some reading on this. I'll wait.
  31. Anonymous Member

    So that's a no then.
  32. Herro Member

    No means yes? Rapist.
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  33. Anonymous Member

    Hurrr... I saw that movie, Live free or Die Hard... you totally need a government sanctioned "Internet Kill switch"
  34. Herro Member

    That was an excellent documentary that taught me about internets and what to do if an F22 raptor is chasing you.

    Seriously though. Sometimes isolation is necessary when the shit really hits the fan to regroup.
  35. p. sure that was supposed to be an F-35 Lightning II
  36. Herro Member

    Well fuck me sideways going up the stairs, you're right.

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