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Internet Traffic to and from IRAN now completely halted???

According to the website Internet Traffic Report all Internet traffic to and from Iran is now completely halted.

And when I try, neither simple 'ping' nor 'traceroute' gets any respons from the Iranian back bone router router1.iust.ac.ir

http://www.internettrafficreport.com/asia.htm

I don't know how reliable the website is but I figured I'd post it anyway.

/M

I've heard that Iraq was also isolated from the Internet before

we invaded them in 2003!

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They are usualy very accurate ..

Internettrafficreport are almost always spot-on .
When doing a trace-route to the iranian router from my location it dies at 89.149.186.37, the IP belonging to tiscali Germany. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiscali) . We are talking back-bone here,controlled by a a huge trans-national "italian corporation" created as
a result of "deregulations" under the regime of Don Berlusconi,an acquaintance of Don Carlucci Carlyle .
As you may know the US has,as with Korea, held Germany under occupation for more than 50 years and ran the terrorist-cells known as
Gladio, a "anti-communist" network mostly operating in Italy and responsible for numerous false-flag operations as the Bologna Station bombing,
the kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, and possibly the assassination of Pope John Paul I .

http://securingamerica.com/ccn/node/14583

.. and Iran has announced the opening of their new Oil bourse on Monday, Euros preferred .
I'm still amazed that only the "hackers" seem to realize how huge this is .
Forget the "Cuban missile-crisis", it's very simple :
The USA can not in any way allow the ties between the $ and Oil to be cut . Neither can the House of Saud btw !
It would instantly destroy your economy which is already borderline fiction, leading to war like never seen before.
and now I just see on the news that German police claims "Al-Qaeda" is ready to strike there..
http://news.google.se/news?num=100&hl=en&safe=off&as_qdr=all&q=Al+qaeda+...
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You are so right...

This next invasion is about the bourse. If you have any info on its opening, I would appreciate it.

Here is some info on the internet cut...

http://www.therawfeed.com/2008/02/third-cable-cut-now-iran-has-no.html

WIKI has a lot of links :

not that I trust WIKI a lot but they can be a good place to start a research if you follow the links.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Oil_Bourse
The article is marked for deletion btw ..
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here is a question?

Eldritch stated on RI:

Quote:
Internet Traffic to and from IRAN now completely halted???

…then why does Iran's news website come up just fine?

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Does he have a point? and is this thread frivolous?

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"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

RI ? Rotary International ??

Sorry, could you decode that for me ? maybe a link or something ..
A possible reason Iranian news-sites can still be reached is that they either have mirrors outside Iran
or are not even hosted there at all .
If you provide some links I will look in to it .

Just an example :
This site is mentioned in the comments on cryptogon :
http://www.gooya.com/ (IP :70.86.22.98)
It's in farsi but none the less : US-hosted

ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.theplanet.com:4321

NetRange: 70.84.0.0 - 70.87.255.255
CIDR: 70.84.0.0/14
NetName: NETBLK-THEPLANET-BLK-13
NetHandle: NET-70-84-0-0-1
Parent: NET-70-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.THEPLANET.COM
NameServer: NS2.THEPLANET.COM
OrgName: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
OrgID: TPCM
Address: 1333 North Stemmons Freeway
Address: Suite 110
City: Dallas
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 75207
Country: US

And these two are also US-hosted :
http://www.iran-daily.com/1386/3059/html/
209.1.163.101
Savvis SAVVIS (NET-209-1-0-0-1)
209.1.0.0 - 209.1.255.255
Cherokee International LLC SAVV-S230643 (NET-209-1-163-0-1)
209.1.163.0 - 209.1.163.255
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAVVIS)

http://www.iran-news.com/
IP : 67.18.195.22
NetRange: 67.18.0.0 - 67.19.255.255
CIDR: 67.18.0.0/15
NetName: NETBLK-THEPLANET-BLK-11
NetHandle: NET-67-18-0-0-1
Parent: NET-67-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.THEPLANET.COM
NameServer: NS2.THEPLANET.COM
Comment:
RegDate: 2004-03-15
Updated: 2004-07-29
OrgName: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
OrgID: TPCM
Address: 1333 North Stemmons Freeway
Address: Suite 110
City: Dallas
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 75207
Country: US

Disrupting Ahmedinejads blog would be an open act of war btw .
Strange thing is that I can reach his blog OK but can't trace-route it ..
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Seems this is inaccurate...

http://cryptogon.com/?p=1980

The “No Internet in Iran” Story is Bullcrap, but that Didn’t Stop 17 People from Submitting it
February 4th, 2008

I don’t expect people to know much about computers, but the story about Iran having no Internet access is complete nonsense.

It scares the living crap out of me that so many Cryptogon readers are propagating this nonsense without even trying to verify whether or not the story is true. (In fairness, one Cryptogon reader who submitted it later wrote that, by the same measure, Florida had no Internet services. HAHA)

The page that all of you are submitting monitors one router, which happens to be down, at the Iran University of Science and Technology. Somehow, through the magic bullshit amplification powers of the Intertubes, the fact that one router is down at an Iranian university has snowballed into “Iran is off the air.”

Oh really?

Why not check out the Iran University of Science and Technology’s homepage?

http://www.iust.ac.ir
IP: 194.225.230.89
Machine Location: Tehran, Iran

How about the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs?

http://www.mfa.gov.ir
IP: 217.172.99.41
Machine Location: Tehran, Iran

How about the Central Bank of The Islamic Republic of Iran?

http://www.cbi.ir
IP: 217.218.174.178
Machine Location: Tehran, Iran

Hint: Don’t believe everything you read on Reddit and Slashdot.

http://www.renesys.com/blog/2008/02/attention_iran_is_not_disconne_1.shtml

ATTENTION: Iran is not disconnected!

Let me repeat, Iran is not disconnected from the Internet!

We have gotten a few queries about why we did not highlight Iran in our review of the network outages that resulted from the cable breaks. (See here, here and here.) Like most countries in the region, the outages in Iran were very significant, but for the most part they did not exceed 20% of their total number of networks. Now 20% is a significant loss, but in the context of an event where countries lost almost all of their connectivity, such a loss did not place Iran into the top 10 of impacted countries. So we focused most of our attention where the losses where the highest.

But then there was this Slashdot posting, claiming Iran had zero connectivity. This was news to us. It's said that "the first casualty of war is truth." Something similar can probably be said with regard to catastrophic failures. Truth might not be first, but it is a very close second. Journalists are pushed to meet deadlines for stories about topics for which they have little familiarity, and technical experts sometimes jump to conclusions on the basis of little evidence. It's not hard to see why the truth gets distorted; it's hard to think clearly when you believe the sky is falling.

The Slashdot claim was made since a web page at the Internet Traffic Reportwas reporting that the country was down. This report seems to be based on pings to a single router in Iran from multiple places around the world, which at best only indicates that one router in Iran is unavailable, not that the entire Internet has ceased to function there. Of course, once something ends up "in print", it tends to gain credibility and then be referenced by others. And before long, large numbers of people think it is actually true. (For a detailed ping analysis to the region during the outage, see this article.)

To understand what happened in Iran after the fiber cuts, we looked at actual routing data for the country, collected from around the globe. You can say with absolute certainty that if a provider does not have a route to any network in Iran, then no traffic will flow from that provider or its customers to Iran. But that is all you can say. The problem could be with the provider. That is why Renesys collects routes from a carefully selected set of peers around the world. If none of them know how to get to Iran, then you can be assured that Iran is truly off the air. Note that you have to be careful here with your selection of peers. If all of them end up traversing the same cable to get to Iran, even when other options exist, then the problem could be only with that cable and nothing more. To make a definitive statement about the worldwide reachability of any geography, you need to collect data from a diverse and at least somewhat independent set of peers so that you'll see all paths into the area. When the overwhelming majority of them have the same view of a situation, then you can conclude that the view is almost certainly correct for the entire world.

So back to Iran. In the following graph, we plotted the availability of Iranian networks for four entire days, 30 January 00:00 UTC until 3 February 00:00 UTC. The first day is the day of the cable cuts. Of the 695 networks that geo-locate to Iran, at no time were more than 199 unavailable, as observed by large number of Renesys peers. A few peers here and there might not have been able to reach Iran for local reasons, but the vast majority of the world could get to most of the networks in Iran for this entire time period. Note also that around 64 networks were unavailable before the event even started. These networks could be simply unused at this time. In other words, at most 135 networks that were active before the cable cuts disappeared for at least a short while during the outages.

Global Reachability of Iranian Networks

So much for Iran being off the Internet. Again, this is not to imply that Iran was not impacted by this event. A lot of networks were unavailable and some of them continue to be so. The end users of those networks are certainly noticing the problem and everyone in the country might be experiencing a slowdown due to the decrease in bandwidth to the region. Still, Iran fared much better than most.
February 03, 2008 | By Earl Zmijewski at 06:15 PM

Debunking debunked !

All tracing done with TTL=255 Timeout= 16000ms .
Please pay attention to hop 5 in the only trace that succeeded
and read my previous comment here http://www.911blogger.com/node/13777#comment-177003 :

Tracing route to 194.225.228.25 [194.225.228.25] http://www.iust.ac.ir (not resolved)
Hop 1 IP xx.xxx.xxx.xxx Time : x (not resolved)
Hop 2 IP xx.xxx.xxx.xxx Time : x (not resolved)
Hop 3 IP xxx.xxx.xxx Time : x (not resolved)
Hop 4 IP 64.210.19.41 Time : 19 (gi3-14.ar3.CPH1.gblx.net | .NET | Network)
Hop 5 IP 208.50.13.166 Time : 177 (not resolved)
Hop 6 IP 203.208.172.190 Time : 178 (ge-5-3-0-0.plapx-cr2.ix.singtel.com | .COM | US Commercial)
Hop 7 IP 203.208.151.89 Time : 361 (so-2-0-1-0.sngtp-cr1.ix.singtel.com | .COM | US Commercial)
Hop 8 IP 203.208.183.78 Time : 369 (GigabitEthernet1-1-0.sngtp-ar4.ix.singtel.com | .COM | US Commercial)
Hop 9 IP 203.208.192.226 Time : 740 (not resolved)
Hop 10 IP 217.218.155.201 Time : 746 (not resolved)
Hop 11 IP 217.218.163.252 Time : 774 (not resolved)
Hop 12 IP 194.225.239.254 Time : 774 (not resolved)
Hop 13 IP 194.225.228.25 Time : 758 (not resolved)
Done

Notice hop 5 : 208.50.13.166 here is the Whois info :

OrgName: Global Crossing
OrgID: GBLX
Address: 14605 South 50th Street
City: Phoenix
StateProv: AZ
PostalCode: 85044-6471
Country: US
ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.gblx.net:4321
NetRange: 208.48.224.0 - 208.50.127.255
CIDR: 208.48.224.0/19, 208.49.0.0/16, 208.50.0.0/17

I'm in Europe.. that is not the normal route for a packet from Europe to Iran .

Here are traces to the other two IP's ..
Tracing route to 217.172.99.41 [217.172.99.41]
Hop 1 IP xx.xxx.xxx.xxx Time : 2 (not resolved)
Hop 2 Error: Request timed out
Done

Tracing route to 217.218.174.178 [217.218.174.178]
Hop 1 IP xx.xxx.xxx.xxx Time : 3
Hop 2 Error: Request timed out
Done

If I repeat the traces numerous times and don't use DNS resolving they may go as far as to
212.156.119.241 .
Information related to '212.156.0.0/17AS9121'
route: 212.156.0.0/17
descr: TurkTelecom
origin: AS9121
mnt-by: AS9121-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

As you know Turkey is a NATO-member since 1952

Iran does NOT have anything that resembles functioning internet-access.
25-30 % unreachable networks is not "normal" in any way .
If this was happening in the US people would already be jumping out of windows
and you could use $-bills as cheap toilet-paper .
Traffic that does reach them is being re-routed via the USA ..
I have no idea why they even bother with that, maybe the british didn't let them use GCHQ Cheltenham ?

btw :
The Iranians frequently use mirrors located outside Iran,
unlike what Americans are led to believe they are not idiots .

Naturally, it could just be that the Americans are helping the Iranians stay online
and that's why the traffic is routed via the US .. :)
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"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya