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In The Middle Of Nowhere
Life, universe and everything...
Blog title (C) Orbital
Few days ago we had an accident with one of Russia's most popular bittorrent tracker site, torrents.ru. A domain was undelegated from DNS servers by request of our agencies.
While, in an official agreement, that accepted by both sides(registrar and registrant) when a new .ru domain is registered there is a note about "Registrator may not interact with conflicts a registrant may have with 3rd parties."
In this case it were two companies, complained about "torrents.ru...
It seems like yesterday SF.net decided to give up with forced ban(more: SF blog, my post) of Syria, Iran, Sudan, North Korea and Cuba, and now they provide users with option "Export Control", allowing to opt in or opt out for ban.
By default, all projects have that ban enabled. Read this @ sf.net blog.
But you know, the way it's done... The way it was done initially can only point me to "Prepare for unforeseen consequences" (C) G-Man, Half-Life 2 Episode...
Yesterday I've started to think about securing my services with trusted SSL certs, so I've googled for "Multiple Hostname X509" and found several good articles on generating those and link to godaddy.com, as they can sign those.
I've looked through their site, found no really good explanation for most of things, and decided to poke their support.
Here is what I sent:
25.01.2010 a biggest opensource projects hoster, sourceforge.net denied access to certain countries, which are Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria(correct me if I missed some). They wrote it on their blog.
SF referred to US law, since this was made to follow it. But the way I see it is quite different.
What they actually did is made problems to legal users from these countries. And the ones that should (probably) be blocked will bypass it just by using proxy.