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

Fahd Batayneh fahd.batayneh at icann.org
Wed May 4 15:33:30 SAST 2016

Thank you, Nishal, for your reply.


>From the time of my previous reply to now, I was discussing with my colleagues at IT (one of them is here in Tunisia) about this whole situation, and he promised to run something in hopes that we can find a solution for this.


And BTW, from what I was told, Adobe Connect now works in Iran. It has been the case for a couple of months now.


And mind you, emails lack the “body language” part, so please do excuse me if my previous reply sounded a little hard :-)


You bring up a rightful case, and I trust that you have a noble cause in bringing it up, and I promise you and the sdNOG’ers that I will work with my colleagues and try to find a solution for this.





-----Original Message-----
From: Nishal Goburdhan [mailto:nishal at controlfreak.co.za] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:17 PM
To: Fahd Batayneh
Cc: Sudan NOG
Subject: Re: [sdnog] ME DNS Forum 2016 | 4-5 May 2016


On 4 May 2016, at 13:10, Fahd Batayneh wrote:


> 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.


since the sdnog sysadmins let me have an account on the sdnog mail server, i did the check for you.  here are the results.  timestamps are 



[mail.SdNOG:~]$ curl -i  <http://www.adobe.com> www.adobe.com

HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Server: AkamaiGHost

Mime-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/html

Content-Length: 263

Expires: Wed, 04 May 2016 13:02:08 GMT

Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 13:02:08 GMT

Connection: keep-alive



<TITLE>Access Denied</TITLE>


<H1>Access Denied</H1>


You don't have permission to access 

"http://www.adobe.com/" on this server.<P>

Reference #18.95d9dd58.1462366928.1809ef07






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


i’m not sure if you’re being serious, but i’ll bite…i imagine 

that not all the list participants reside in sudan;  i certainly 


but i imagine that the *bulk* of the list participants are, since this 

is … well … the *sudanese* network operators group … and not the 

south african network operators group… (which, btw, you are all 

welcome to join ;-)) [1].


and, it’s the bulk that matters, surely…


similarly, the middle east (however that’s defined) has three (3) 

countries that have similar trade embargoes. (SY, SD, IR).  surely, 

it’s no stretch of the imagination, to see that this (adobe) is 

probably not the right platform to be using in this part of the world.  

or, at least, not a platform that encourages inclusiveness.


perhaps i’m not just not caffeinated enough, in which case, i 

apologise for the noise.




[1]  <http://lists.internet.org.za/mailman/listinfo/ioz> http://lists.internet.org.za/mailman/listinfo/ioz

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