Great Firewall of China – My Blog is blocked…
http://guiworld.de (domain used for redirection to this blog) is blocked for weeks already here in China.
Today, https://guiworld.wordpress.com is blocked as well.
I mentioned already, that youtube.com is banned… Now, guiworld is blocked as well…
fan qiang, or “climbing over the wall” — shorthand for circumventing China’s “Great Firewall”:
Work-around: use a proxy server. Urls are hidden by it and – given that the proxy is not blocked – you may surf on the site you wish (sometimes with some limitations though…).
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is another successfull way to deroute the firewall. It is like a tunnel undermining all walls… You can either install VPN-Software and connect with your company or university abroad or use a commercial service. I can highly recommend swissvpn.ch. It is quite fast and costs only 5$ a month. No software necessary. You might also want to check SaferSurf.com or Steganos.com.
Free up to 10 GB: www.cyberghostvpn.com
Free *SW* : www.hotspotshield.com … I installed the SW; but it didn’t connect though…
Tor – a distributed, anonymous network
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor is a non-profit project which provides the free software. There is a firefox extension aswell.
Web2Mail – receive webpages via mail
Web2Mail Lite offers access to the web by email. To request instant delivery of a web page, send an email to email@example.com with the address of the web page you want as the subject of your email message. For example an email with the subject “news.bbc.co.uk” would request the BBC news. You should receive a reply within 5 minutes but when I tested it, it took 30min or so.
Web2Mail Lite also enables you to search the web by email. For example, to search for “peanuts” send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “search peanuts” in your email message.
A similiar service is www.webtomail.co.cc . But as of this writing (July 2009) this service seem to be off / blocked.
Make a graphic
Do you think, your post includes some “offending” messages? Don’t write text but make a graphic more….
- Testing tool to check whether a site is blocked
- Check your current IP-Number
Update: Blocked again
guiworld.wordpress.com is blocked again since May 8th!
It was not blocked from May 1st 2009 – May 7th 2009
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