John Perry Barlow on Thu, 13 May 1999 10:44:35 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> US shuts down Yugoslav Internet - For immediate release

Folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have checked with Drazen Pantic
about this, since we mean to make a major issue of it, should it turn out
to be true.

These are his responses:

>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 17:59:34 -0400
>To: Alex Fowler <>
>From: Drazen Pantic <>
>Subject: Re: US shuts down Yugoslav Internet
>Eunet.yu and ptt.yu have ground lines and are still operating. Centers in
>danger are and cg.yu (montengrian isop). I have sent querries and
>called, things still work.


Drazen sent this as a follow-up message...


>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 18:14:24 -0400
>To: Alex Fowler <>
>From: Drazen Pantic <>
>Subject: Re: US shuts down Yugoslav Internet
>no one can still confirm th beonet.yu story. And they are known to be close
>to the regime. So, it could be both ways.
>Satellite connections still work:
>15 (  95.4 ms  92.1 ms  91.0 ms
>16 (  94.1 ms (ttl=242!)  *  125
>ms (ttl=242!)
>17 (  721 ms (ttl=241!)  715 ms (ttl=241!)
>685 ms (ttl=241!)
>18 (  705 ms (ttl=49!)  *  720 ms (ttl=49!)
>Will closely monitor the situation and let you know.

If anyone has hard information about this, please let me know.  Even if the
Serbians are using the Internet for the most ghoulish purposes, we believe
in open channels of communication, however they are being used, by
whomever, and to whatever ends.


John Perry

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Berkman Fellow, Harvard Law School

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