On several Georgian websites people are asked to join mailinglists or to look at other websites/blogs they have set up on popular bloghosters because the .ge domain is being DDOSed to death.
I think this would be a real testcase to study how they accomplished to pull a whole domain for so long out of any business. I first thought it was probably some telephone and electricity installations that were out of order, but for those that are working it seems that there are permanent massive DDOS attacks going on.
The Georgian President himself said yesterday on a Live Interview on CNN that even the telephone operations and satellite links were very difficult. They used a mobile instead and that seemed to work.
If you are hosting georgain websites than you should start looking out for DDOS attacks and make copies of the content to be sure that you can redistribute it and make already agreements with your ISP in case a DDOS attack comes your way. Also be sured to be fully patched and disable all interactive functions on your webiste. You have to have a text only use only email or twitter armored website in these conditions.
It looks like the impact of the conflict is increasing every day now that Ukraine doesn't agree with the use of the Russian marinebase it accepted on its terrority for the movement of Russian troops and the naval blockade of Georgia. The other countries near the big bear also seem to understand the impact of this crisis and the direct and permanent danger it poses to their own security.
I read here in the Newspaper that the Georgain President is too Pro-American (what does that have to do with it), that he shouldn't invade Ossetie in the first place (they forget to menton the permanent bombardements before), that he crushed the Russian guide popular coup attempt several months ago and that we should be very happy that this country ain't member of the NATO because otherwise we should have intervened. It is Bosnia all over again, How do you expect Eastern European democratic politicians and activists to trust the EU and not to look first and foremost to the US ? And what is worse those Europeans don't understand that when Georgia goes down or the pipeline we will be so tied to Russian Gas that they will be even more afraid to do anything at all. The nuclear industry will have a field day after this.
There are now more Russian tanks and troops than there were in Afghanistan.