I'm Iranian. I'm studying abroad and no longer live in Iran, but I have friends and families in Iran who are dear to me, and whom I love with all my heart.
Iran has a tendency to disconnect the citizens from internet whenever there are protests going on. I don't want to go on a political rant and tell you why they are protesting now, that is a long story and might put my immediate family in danger. Instead, let me talk to you about my disconnected friends.
The internet has been down for at least 30 hours now. This is a huge loss for many. Almost all businesses are losing money for this matter, freelancers can't communicate with the project owners, the protestors aren't aware of the dangers coming their way, and we are disconnected from our friends and families. The only places that still have internet access are the banks, some universities, and the internal servers in Iran.
A few of my friends managed to set proxies, tor hidden bridges, ssh tunnels on their internal servers, and connect them to the internet using yet another proxy, etc. The problem is, the government identifies these servers, shut them down and bully the server owner.
I'm asking dev.to to give them ideas about creating these connection to minimize the gov's suspicion. I hope this message is not against dev.to's policy, and I hope you can help them.