Logo

Satellite Internet Forum.
Please note that this forum is now READ ONLY and closed for login and changes
The new forum is here Space and Satellite Communications forum

Welcome, Guest.
Welcome to this satellite broadband discussion forum.  Wherever you are and whatever your problem we are here to help each other. Connecting to the internet via satellite is not always easy but is critically important to those in remote places or with poor terrestrial infrastructure.  Both service providers and customers are encouraged to contribute.  Read the Forum rules.
      Satellite internet forum          

Satellite Internet and Banning WebSites

(Read 1750 times)
swhat7
Ex Member


Jan 31st, 2011 at 5:36pm  
Hi to all,
I have a question;are there any extra difficulties(or ease) when trying to block specific websites (eg. YouTube in some countries) when using Satellite Broadband. If so, what are those difficulties.

I searched the forum for similar topics, but couldn't find one, If there is a similar topic please post the link to that topic

Thanks

Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Admin1
YaBB Administrator
*****
Offline


Personal text from: Profile,
Options, Top line

Posts: 844
Reply #1 - Jan 31st, 2011 at 10:30pm  
In a terrestrial internet, you would need to intercept and filter the traffic across some physical boundary around the network.  From a network there may be a number of connections to other networks to assure alternative routing, even when some paths are blocked or congested, so blocking traffic for a particular web site is difficult.

In satellite internet, using a star network topology, you could block the traffic for a specific web site at the hub teleport. Such a hub teleport might have its own network connected by several alternative routings to terrestrial backbones or peering connections to other networks; each of these would need filtering. Mesh topology satellite networks are less common, but the possibility of routing traffic via alternative far end gateway earth stations provides more resiliance in the event of some paths being down. A rural community ISP in Africa might, for example, have three VSAT links, one connected to a USA teleport, one to a Europe teleport and one to a hub at the nation's capital city.  Traffic would normally go via the "best-shortest-c******t"  route but in the event of any route failing the alternatives routes would continue to work.

Best regards, Eric
Back to top
« Last Edit: Feb 1st, 2011 at 7:18pm by Admin1 »  
WWW  
IP Logged