Chasing Telegram Roskomnadzor begins blocking Amazon's IP addresses
The messenger has migrated to other resources.
There is a “struggle between the projectile and the armor,” head of Roskomnadzor Aleksander Zharov told Vedomosti: the agency identifies the IP-addresses to which the messenger migrates and blocks them.
Roskomnadzor began to block Telegram on April 16, but the messenger continued to work almost all day, although with interruptions of some operators networks, according to Vedomosti's correspondents.
Telegram first used about 9,000 own IP addresses, Zharov said, but Roskomnadzor blocked them. Then, he continues, the messenger moved to Amazon’s subnet – we are talking about 600 000 IPs, which were also later blocked. On the evening of April 16, at the time of publication, Telegram switched to IP addresses of another resource (about 540,000), which will also be blocked in the near future, Zharov continues. By the end of the day, this will give a result, he expects.
“We are constantly monitoring the situation. There are two possibilities: the blocking or Telegram will fulfill the requirement of the law and will present the keys to the FSB,” the head of Roskomnadzor concludes.
The blocking of Amazon servers can lead to temporary interruptions in operation of a huge number of services, Aleksander Demidov, the director of cloud services for Bitrix24, said earlier to Vedomosti. Zello co-founder Alexey Gavrilov (Roskomnadzor also threatened to block Amazon's addresses, where this messenger was hiding from blocking) in a conversation with Vedomosti, compared the blocking of millions of Amazon's IP-addresses in order to restrict access to the service using an atomic bomb against a long-haul truckers’ strike.
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