[Nanog] Re: US .mil blocking in Japan

Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold xenophage at godshell.com
Thu Mar 17 20:57:28 CDT 2011


On Mar 16, 2011, at 4:22 PM, William Warren wrote:
> As a former Military Member I can tell you we don't have unlimited amounts of bandwidth...especially overseas.  There's been several undersea cables damaged or completely knocked offline.  I don't find this policy very surprising due to the disaster in Japan.

Could this also be part of a "communications blackout" ?  No, not in a sinister, government keeping secrets, manner.  A friend of mine serves on a ship that's over there right now.  He dropped me a note last night that they were going into a communications blackout to try and control some of the wild miscommunication being sent out.

It seems reasonable enough if only to prevent widespread panic from someone "close" to the situation saying something incorrect.


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