The Syrian regime has apparently repeated its withdrawal of route announcements to take the country off the Internet, as previously happened in November 2012. The last nationwide outage was widely interpreted as precursor to some kind of major escalation of violence by the regime, which didn't take place (this is not to minimise …
Forgive my ignorance on DNS - why doesn't DNS caching stop the removal of nameservers from having an effect? Surely other servers/browsers/whatever would still be caching the IPs, at least for a time?
Or is it that Syria instructs everyone to remove it's entries, so all the servers follow protocol and do so?
Paris, because she knows all about going down
Re: DNS question
I'm guessing the DNS examples used were just to show that the syrian country couldn't be contacted. Routes to and from *all* Syrian nodes were down, not just the DNS.
I hope they like living in the stone age.
Here's a bet: I'll bet the current gov doesn't last to the end of the year if they try to enforce this for very long.