Our Mission

A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases the effectiveness of a group. The Internet is a force multiplier for the Iranian opposition. Our mission is to help ensure that the Internet remains available to them and to help them take advantage of it.

Here's a brief summary of what we're trying to accomplish. Join us in doing the following three simple things:
  1. Defeat Government Web Filters: Protesters need Web proxies. A tor relay is a special type of Web proxy. Encourage everyone to set up Tor relays and set one up yourself: http://bit.ly/1agCMj Yes, there are other ways to get around the government filters, but we're concentrating our efforts on Tor.
  2. Preserve Internet Availability: Network bandwidth is a precious commodity for the opposition. DDoS attacks waste that bandwidth without offering any strategic advantage. Follow tweets and watch for people calling for DDoS attacks against Iranian government Web sites. Reply to them with this message or something similar: DDoS (pagereboot) hurts. Here's why: http://bit.ly/Jc6s7 To help, set up Tor relay: http://bit.ly/1agCMj
  3. Provide Useful Information and Encouragement: Be very careful what you re-tweet, always check the links. Think about why you are posting the message. What do you hope to accomplish? How does the message contribute to the cause? Is it actionable information or just speculation? Does it encourage the reader or does it promote fear and doubt?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Open Letter To DDoS Proponents

To those of you who encourage the use of DDoS attacks against Iranian Government Web Sites, You have a responsibility to provide detailed answers to the following questions:
  1. What is your motivation for launching these attacks?
  2. What is the strategic value of the Iranian information assets you are targeting? How does taking these sites down help bring freedom or justice to the people of Iran?
  3. Assuming your motivation is to help support the protest movement in Iran, how do you know that your actions are not harming the protesters?
Optional Bonus Question: Please explain in as much technical detail as possible how the Internet traffic gets from your computer to the target computer in Iran.

Please post your answers as comments. Please do not include any links to Web sites that host attack code.


Mr. Fisk

For those of you who read this blog and wish to promote this discussion: Please tweet the following or something similar: "Supporters of DDoS: Please explain why: http://bit.ly/s5NJA"