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February 01, 2008

SLASHDOT: ANOTHER WAYWARD ANCHOR, ANOTHER CUT CABLE, and now Iran has lost Internet connectivity. Seems like an odd constellation of events.

UPDATE: In the Slashdot comments, there's some dispute as to whether Iran is really cut off. Meanwhile, Richard Fernandez at The Belmont Club has thoughts on undersea cables.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Clint Hutchison writes:

Regarding your recent post about Iran being cut off from the net, if you browse to http://router1.iust.ac.ir/, the node used for a benchmark at http://www.internettrafficreport.com/asia.htm, you get asked for a username and password to connect.

Perhaps Iran isn't cut off, but is battening down the hatches.

For what, I wonder?

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