Myanmar internet - something to think about if you're having a bad day

scott surfer at
Mon Apr 26 21:56:57 UTC 2021

On 4/26/2021 11:27 AM, Mel Beckman wrote:
> Scott, are you saying that employees of Telenor and Ooredoo are “facilitating violent repression” by following the orders of soldiers holding guns to their heads?


No.  Not at all.  Of course not.  That would be ridiculous.  I meant to 
say,"Myanmar’s two foreign-owned telecom operators, Telenor and 
Ooredoo..." should stop  facilitating the repression by complying 
"...with numerous demands from the military, including instructions to 
cut off the internet each night for the past week, and block specific 
websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram."  And, yeah, that 
means financial repercussions for the companies.

> My understanding of the rules of nano guess that there is to be no “naming and shaming“. please retract your post.


What?  You know folks do that all the time.  Did I miss the change in 
rules?   If it makes you or others feel better...I retract the post.

I was having a bad day (Monday) and saw this.  It made me feel better 
about the crap I am going through today and thought it might be the same 
for other ops.  I also found it interesting that they were manipulating 
DNS servers with false IP addresses.  I wonder if the people can use a 
different DNS server than the two ISPs?


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