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Pakistan censorship cause YouTube to crash.

#3
I read this and thought "So what?" You Tube crashes for an hour, its not the most important thing in the world, why it even made the news I'll never know.
 
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Mr_Jones said:
I can see them dropping out of The War Against Terror, but that might actually be a good thing if it stops stirring up the tribes in the NFWP.

The YouTube thing might just have been an accident.
Then how exactly would we continue to sustain our forces in Afghanistan?

 

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#5
I suppose we'll have to go the same way as the Russians then!
 
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I reckon the ISP in question would have been using TCP RST packets to break customers TCP connections causing them to click again and again and again..hey presto: DDoS from Pakistan.
The polite thing to do would have been to monkey with the DNS servers redirecting folk to a 'YOUTUBE IS HARAM' page.
 
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johnnyutah said:
I reckon the ISP in question would have been using TCP RST packets to break customers TCP connections causing them to click again and again and again..hey presto: DDoS from Pakistan.
The polite thing to do would have been to monkey with the DNS servers redirecting folk to a 'YOUTUBE IS HARAM' page.
BBC News said:
The BBC News website's technology editor, Darren Waters, says that to block Pakistan's citizens from accessing YouTube it is believed Pakistan Telecom "hijacked" the web server address of the popular video site.

What we need to know now is whether this was a mistake or a deliberate attempt by Pakistan to disrupt YouTube

Those details were then passed on to the country's internet service providers so that anyone in Pakistan attempting to go to YouTube was instead re-directed to a different address.

But the details of the "hijack" were leaked out into the wider internet from PCCW and as a result YouTube was mistakenly blocked by internet service providers around the world...

...IP hijacking involves taking over a web site's unique address by corrupting the internet's routing tables, which direct the flow of data around the world.
Sounds like they were changing YouTube's nameservers, does it not?
 
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I take the BBC's technology reports with a hefty amount of salt.

The block on the servers was lifted once PCCW had been told of the issue by engineers at YouTube.
If ISP's blocked youtube then traffic would decrease. Not a bad thing for an overloaded site like youtube?
As it happened youtube engineers identified a problem. Hence why I suspect DDoS rather than ISP's blocking it.
Hijacking DNS can be done by anyone using linux and dnsspoof. You don't need to access DNS servers as its done 'in the middle'.
 
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PsyWar.Org said:
Sounds like they were changing YouTube's nameservers, does it not?
Seems we're both wrong. The pakistani ISP pienet added a deliberately bad route to their routing table which got replicated and incorporated into everyone else's tables meaning global ISP's were unknowingly blocking youtube until it got identified and removed by all the normal ISP's except frothymouthedjihad.net et al.
 

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