DPI — Russian reality already

DPI - Russian reality already
According to Gazeta.ru, the Presidential Administration and the Ministry of Communications held the first meeting of representatives of government and Internet industry — concerns Google, Yandex, Mail.ru, large providers, representatives of industry associations RAEC (Russian Association of electrical communications) ROCIT ( Russian public center for Internet technologies) and the League of benign web. Both meetings — and the Ministry of Communications, and the presidential administration (the last was the first deputy chief of staff Vyacheslav Volodin) — were intended to search devices Revised Law «On Protection of children from illegal information.»

Apparently, the operators are unhappy that it’s unclear on what basis will run blocking: on URL (address specific page) or by IP (network address) — in the latter case would probably locked entire website.
Interlocutor «Gazety.Ru» told the newspaper that the main problem in the way of blocking the URL is the physical condition of Russian networks. In the big cities at providers worth modern equipment that allows to install a filtration system DPI (Deep Packet Inspection), which can divide the data packet by URL-addresses. But in small towns or regions very distant from the center, equipment, work on which ISPs can not establish such a system, or else it will be very expensive cost, and one on which they work, sort the data by IP, which is not satisfied with the online community. Final decision yet. «
Meanwhile, it became clear that large providers have already begun to install DPI. According to the newspaper «Vedomosti», MTS development DPI is already installed for mobile networks, and the operator plans to introduce a system of filtering traffic to fixed networks. In turn, «Vimpelcom» DPI testing both mobile and fixed-network in some regions. Judging by the comments received by the newspaper in the «megaphone» on the mobile network operator is working with DPI in 2008, and applied for several projects in the fixed network. At the moment, this operator is holding a tender to choose a universal solution for the optimization of the traffic to the fixed and mobile network. «Rostelecom», according to «Vedomosti», is only going to run a pilot project to introduce DPI, but telecom operators already have other filters, allows subscribers to sell parental control service.
While it is unclear what specific manufacturers will supply DPI Russian providers. Representatives MTS «VimpelCom» equipment suppliers have refused to call our editorial DPI, but it is clear that for example MGTS uses its own network for school facilities (in July 2011 won the tender for the operator to provide access to Web 4.5 thousand schools in the capital) for traffic filtering equipment of DPI CISCO.

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