Softlayer / Blocking Cuba IP's ?
nanog at ics-il.net
Fri Feb 19 21:11:38 UTC 2016
This is likely the same situation.
Intelligent Computing Solutions
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From: "Faisal Imtiaz" <faisal at snappytelecom.net>
To: "nanog list" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 2:27:59 PM
Subject: Softlayer / Blocking Cuba IP's ?
This is a shout out to Softlayer Network Admin / Policy folks...
We just went thru a painful process to find out that Softlayer has recently decided to block Cuba IP Address Space....(on their cloud services).
I am not a politician, nor any kind of a policy expert, However I have a questions for the SoftLayer folks...
On What basis, legal requirement, logic, have they taken on the responsibility to implement such a Block ?
Considering the fact that such a block was just put in place about a week ago ?
Last time I checked, blocking any part of the world is not part of any legal requirements on any Global Service Provider ? other than a 'company policy' ?
Also, the Last time I checked the US Cuba relations are getting better not worse!
Would love to know what was the reasoning behind such action !
Snappy Internet & Telecom
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