The meeting was attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies, Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor), leading Russian hosting providers and Saint-Petersburg National research university of information technologies, mechanics and optics (ITMO), the rector of which in late April addressed an open letter to German Klimenko, in which he listed the problems arising from the shortcomings of the technology used to block the messenger Telegram in accordance with the court decision.
The meeting discussed the issues of improving the sustainability of the network in the face of Telegram blocking. Representatives of the industry and Roskomnadzor supported the idea of the Presidential Adviser on the creation of special software that will allow conscientious resources to avoid accidental blocking by Roskomnadzor while restricting access to the messenger.
“We say: let's make a ”white list“ and put it on top of Roskomnadzor register of blocks. This will be a VPN only to the IP address pools of the resources from the ”white list“. The aim should be to make sure that the ”white list“ is reliable, the conscientious resources do not use IP addresses that are simultaneously used by Telegram, and the distribution of this software is free,“ German Klimenko said.
The creation of the software will lie with the companies of IT industry together with ITMO University. After the creation and testing the software product will be handed over to Roskomnadzor free of charge, as well as placed for free download and use on the Internet.