Verio taking twitter down during Iran Election Riots?

Hiers, David David_Hiers at
Wed Jun 17 14:38:02 UTC 2009

This is a useful reminder that nanog creates a large part of the battlefield on which state and non-state players constantly prosecute their Information Warfare agendas.

What will you do when you get a call from Khamenei, and then one from Obama?

Armor up, boys and girls.

David Hiers


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven M. Bellovin [mailto:smb at] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 4:46 PM
To: Jack Bates
Cc: Erik Fichtner; nanog at
Subject: Re: Verio taking twitter down during Iran Election Riots?

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:48:07 -0500
Jack Bates <jbates at> wrote:

> Erik Fichtner wrote:
> > 
> > And yet, all upgrades can be postponed with the right... motivation.
> > 
> Hmmm, you do know that motivation may have strictly been, "Your 
> maintenance corresponds with a major event, can you put it off for a 
> day?"
According to
the delay was requested by the U.S. State Department.

		--Steve Bellovin,

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