Malaysia ISP TMNet Blocked malaysia-today.net Through DNS NULL Route
Silly thing to know that MCMC instructed Malaysia’s monopoly ISP, TMNet to block off malaysia-today.net website through DNS null routing. Below is the result we found through TMNET’s DNS Servers;
dig @220.127.116.11 www.malaysia-today.net ; <<>> DiG 9.4.2 <<>> @18.104.22.168 www.malaysia-today.net ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 55057 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;www.malaysia-today.net. IN A ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: malaysia-today.net. 3600 IN SOA ns1.blocked. blocked.tm.net.my. 1 900 600 86400 3600
For your information It's not exactly blocking, but DNS null route blocking.
How Does DNS Null Route Works?
In DNS world, human being can't remember IP Addresses all the time, that's why DNS existed to translate a domain name to an IP address.
For example when you access to malaysia-today.net it will translate to 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52. Those who are using TM Net DNS, it will translate malaysia-today.net to 127.0.0.1 (localhost your machine local IP Address).
Further that, malaysia-today.net still able to access through IP Addresses list below;
No Censorship on Internet? My Foot!
No censorship on internet? F*** ME.. It's now happened in Malaysia. Besides, I strongly suggest user switch over to opendns for better surfing. Visit the website for more info. It seem like Tun Mahathir's effort of bringing up Cyberjaya (MSC) is drown by the government. No Censorship? Ahem...
Last but... not least... Soon or later I think MCMC will block chedet.com too 🙂 So watch out Tun, your MSC has soon become MSCC (Multimedia Super Censorship Corridor!)