is CERNET part of the Internet?

Alex Brooks askoorb+nanog at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 10:28:18 UTC 2012


Hi,

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Jeroen Massar <jeroen at unfix.org> wrote:

> On 2012-09-27 11:23 , Eugen Leitl wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out whether CERNET
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERNET
> > is part of the official Internet,
>
> There is no 'official Internet', there is a 'view on the Internet'.
>
> > or is behind the Great Firewall where
> > access to invididual networks on the public Internet must be explicitly
> > granted. Anyone in the know?
>
> Everything in China is behind their content filter. Only parts of Hong
> Kong are sometimes not yet. As far as it is known they do not 'allow'
> things but block specific things.
>
> I suggest you go through http://freehaven.net/anonbib/ for a good read
> about the various things that are known about the thing we call GFW.
>
>
A report was published about net 'freedom' in various countries three days
ago that may be worth a read in relation to this topic:
http://www.freedomhouse.org/sites/default/files/inline_images/FOTN%202012%20FINAL.pdf

Alex


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