Brandon Svec bsvec at teamonesolutions.com
Tue Mar 8 22:17:07 UTC 2022

I also read that the Russian military is depending on the mobile network
for some (much?) of their own communication which isn't that surprising if
the stories about their general ineptness are to be believed.  Maybe the
reverse is happening and Ukraine and allies are listening in on Russian
soldiers?  I would also think it serves a purpose to track targets in
either direction too.
*Brandon *

On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:

> Hi, I was reading an article on why Russia hasn't taken out Ukraine's
> mobile networks and one of the premises was that they could use it to
> eavesdrop on calls. Depending on how old their infrastructure is, that
> doesn't make sense as I would assume that along with e2e SIP that they'd
> be using SRTP with the SRTP keys exchanged using DTLS which is my
> understanding of the way they are secured. My understanding could be
> wrong though, or either outdated, or not uniformly deployed.
> The other thing that's weird is that the same article says they want to
> keep it up so they can use their bandwidth too which strikes me as sort
> of a crazy assumption in a war, but that's not much of an operational
> issue.
> https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/07/ukraine-phones-internet-still-work-00014487
> Mike
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/attachments/20220308/f2e67eff/attachment.html>

More information about the NANOG mailing list