Capacity Media | Russia cuts itself off from the internet


Russia has passed a bill that will allow it to cut off the country’s internet traffic from foreign servers.

The controversial new bill will require all internal internet traffic to be carried within the country’s own networks. Any traffic that leaves Russia would have to go thorough registered internet exchange points, regulated by the country’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor.

The measures would create technology to monitor internet routing and direct Russian internet traffic away from foreign severs, effectively isolating the country from the global internet.

“This law creates a framework whereby ISPs will be required to funnel all Internet traffic in and out of the country through well-known choke points (Internet Exchanges), explained Ameet Naik, technical marketing manager, ThousandEyes.

Source: Capacity Media

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