[sdnog] ME DNS Forum 2016 | 4-5 May 2016

Fahd Batayneh fahd.batayneh at icann.org
Wed May 4 13:10:18 SAST 2016

Hi Nishal,


Thank you for your message.


My understanding is that some platforms are becoming available in Sudan, and so am still not sure if Adobe products are accessible in Sudan or not.


Also, are all members of the sdNOG mailing list residing in Sudan?


Thank you,





-----Original Message-----
From: Nishal Goburdhan [mailto:nishal at controlfreak.co.za] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:09 AM
To: Fahd Batayneh
Cc: Sudan NOG
Subject: Re: [sdnog] ME DNS Forum 2016 | 4-5 May 2016


On 4 May 2016, at 10:28, Fahd Batayneh wrote:


> Friends and Colleagues,

> The Middle East DNS forum kick starts in a while. The first session; 

> the Opening Ceremony, starts at 9.00 AM Tunisia time (UTC+1.00). You 

> can join the forum remotely using the remote participation information 

> at  <http://tunis2016.mednsf.org/en/remote-participation/> http://tunis2016.mednsf.org/en/remote-participation/.


> The language of the forum is English and French, and live EN - FR 

> interpretation will be provided. In order to flip between these two 

> languages on Adobe Connect, please use the link at 

>  <http://stream.icann.org:8000/stream01.m3u> http://stream.icann.org:8000/stream01.m3u.




while i believe your intent to be good, it’s been pointed out several times that adobe connect does not work in sudan.  ergo, posting these message here (incl. messages for ICANN remote participation, and others) doesn’t add operational value to the list participants.


i asked pointedly before: if ICANN is really interested in making sure that these events reach everyone, what are they doing to address *this* problem?  and note - i don’t expect you to change adobe’s policies, or US foreign policy, or anything like that.  to me, as a technician, the operational fix (because, this is an operations list) is easy:  if you were serious about reaching everyone, you’d find a different service provider (there are *many* these days..)


until then - expecting individuals to VPN-tunnel, to reach a service that is purported to be globally available, is not logical, is it?

so i’ll repeat my earlier request - for the sake of all interested individuals, (and you have been to sdnog twice now, so you know that there is, by comparison, a more active community in sudan than anywhere else in the MEA area,) could you please invest in a communications platform that is globally inclusive.




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