Fwd: [cooperation-wg] Massive IP blockings in Russia

Yuri Slobodyanyuk yuri at yurisk.info
Thu Apr 19 19:33:03 UTC 2018


Thanks for sharing,
Note of caution - there is a mess going on with this blocking so if some IP
range/domain is not in any list it doesn't necessary mean it is not
blocked. Lists are created/updated pretty sporadically (e.g. the list does
not say so but there are reports of blocked DigitalOCean nets 167.99.0.0/16
& 206.189.0.0/16 https://www.securitylab.ru/news/492749.php) .
My 2 cents - once Russian Internet authorities get tired of chasing their
own tail (any sysadmin knows you can't block ain't nothing by IP addresses
today) they will stop this fruitless effort (but of course they cannot do
it right now and lose the face) and things will be back to normal.

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 9:39 PM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:

> On 4/19/18 1:36 PM, Sandra Murphy wrote:
>
> > Russian ISPs MUST fully block all traffic to such networks. The list is
> > frequently updated and gets automatically propagated to ISP every once
> in a
> > while, failure to block any address may result in 1500eur fine.
>
> Per day?  That's a cost of doing business.  Can we donate to pay it
> somewhere?
>
> > The
> > infrastructure listed above is being added to the blocklist under
> > “counter-terrorist and counter-extremist” order of the General Prosecutor
> > Office, #27-31-2015/Id4082-15, issued in 2015 and often used for blocking
> > an arbitrary unwanted content. The real reason for such blocking is an
> > attempt to cut access to Telegram messenger, which refused to provide
> > end-to-end encryption keys to the Federal Security Service (previously
> > known as KGB).
>
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