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outm t1_jectpng wrote

No. The problem is who would you define as “we” in “we just lock Russia”.

Internet is that: international network. Not a single country (or even a group of them) has complete control over it. So, even if the US (for example) tried to make their companies to comply a block to russian IPs and cut physically the cables to Russia, Russians could reach US targets and servers like almost nothing through other routes like Russia - China - US, or Russia - India - US or whatever, even using VPNs or TOR or other things

So no, in the Internet you can only (and somewhat not that perfectly) control the people that are “inside” a network you control (like China with the great firewall), but you can’t control others that are “outside” of your network


SlumSlav t1_jed7c09 wrote

I can't believe you need to explain it to people in 2023.


Gutternips t1_jedueh6 wrote

Just an FYI, the "inter" in Internet means "between", not "international".


outm t1_jedw4hn wrote

Yeah, I know. But with pedagogical means, I preferred to “change” the original meaning so it would be understood better to whoever didn’t know

Thanks for pointing it out nonetheless 👍