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Censorship of Sci-Hub in France, after a court decision

Seen by the RIPE Atlas probes.

The vast majority of the ISPs which do censor return the localhost address (186.2.163.90 is the real one):

% blaeu-resolve -c FR -r 1000 -q A sci-hub.tw 
[] : 12 occurrences 
[ERROR: NXDOMAIN] : 2 occurrences 
[186.2.163.90] : 235 occurrences 
[127.0.0.1] : 112 occurrences 
Test #20445233 done at 2019-03-31T18:50:16Z

Apparently, Orange implements the censorship, but not (yet?) Free. SFR is the one returning the empty answer.

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bortzmeyer commented Apr 2, 2019

No change today:

% blaeu-resolve --requested 1000 --country FR --type A sci-hub.tw
[186.2.163.90] : 239 occurrences 
[127.0.0.1] : 108 occurrences 
[ERROR: NXDOMAIN] : 4 occurrences 
[ERROR: SERVFAIL] : 1 occurrences 
[] : 10 occurrences 
Test #20478615 done at 2019-04-02T08:13:50Z

Still no censorship at Free:

%  blaeu-resolve --as 12322  -r 1000 -q A sci-hub.tw
[186.2.163.90] : 110 occurrences 
[ERROR: SERVFAIL] : 1 occurrences 
Test #20455886 done at 2019-04-01T15:26:53Z
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