GlobalCheck: blocking popular VPN protocols is being tested in Russia. But is it really so?

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In some regions of Russia, partial blocking of popular VPN protocols is noted. The GlobalCheck project and IT specialist Philip Kulin from the Escher II Telegram channel believe that this is a test of future blocking.

For example, blocking of L2TP and IPsec protocols is being tested in Western Siberia and Krasnodar. In Rostov-on-Don – only IPsec. In addition, IPsec and IKEv2 are experiencing outages in some other areas of the country.

In addition, in the networks of Rostelecom and some other operators in the regions, data transfer between the server and client within Russia does not work. This applies to the IPsec protocol. GlobalCheck notes that many administrators of corporate networks that use this protocol are now looking for solutions to bypass blocking.

At the same time, according to the latest data, it was a technical error. Such data is provided by the ZaTelecom Telegram channel. The source notes that the L2TP, IPsec and IKEv2 protocols are most often used in industrial and corporate networks, and not to bypass blocking. So an attack on them will lead to disruptions in the work of offices and enterprises, but will not affect the ability to access blocked pages in any way.

Note that earlier Roskomnadzor began block VPN services. Among those there are already more than 20 services.

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