howtogeek at May 2nd, 2013 06:42 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/162092/htg-explains-how-the-great-firewall-of-china-works/
The Great Firewall of China, officially known the Golden Shield project, employs a variety of tricks to censor China’s Internet and block access to various foreign websites. We’ll be looking at some of the technical tricks the firewall uses to censor China’s Internet.
nsdcars5 at May 2nd, 2013 10:41 — #2
I very sincerely thank God that I was born a little west of the darned place where you don't have proper internet...
libre_lbelmont at May 2nd, 2013 12:43 — #3
I am one who live in china, and the f^cking wall indeed frustrates me everyday while using google (never use baidu, it is but a piece of sh!t), the "connection has time out" page will definitely pop up at any time. Fortunately, I got GAE and some other paid ssh servers cross the f^cking wall, otherwise I'd been suffocated to death.
lansansmailbox at May 3rd, 2013 10:02 — #5
kad+tor=a freeware to bypass gfw
labmouse7 at May 3rd, 2013 12:50 — #6
Yes, it is frustrating to live in China because of massive censorship. There are few ways to get around it though, including VPN. Some of the knowhows I learned living in China for 4 years:
-Use proxy websites. There are tons.
-google.com.hk gets blocked often, so use google.ca or other country domains
-www.dogpile.com -> never got blocked
-youtubexia.com download youtube videos
Edit: found a great vpn for Mac users in China : spotflux. Kind of slow, but it works!
2noob2btrue at May 4th, 2013 01:03 — #7
It's heartwarming to see ppl besting such oppressive systems.
erikhwang at May 6th, 2013 15:53 — #8
I wonder if this article is being censored by the wall.
jamiedoesjapan at May 6th, 2013 16:45 — #9
Swearing and keywords on Skype will also get your conversations logged for later examination: http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17199 - scary stuff.
11lrhap02 at May 9th, 2013 05:53 — #10
When I was in China in 2008, I found that Wikipedia was blocked, as well (playing around with it) as various news sites.
But, I was able to download TOR and a Firefox plug-in for it, without any problem. So they are not really doing a thorough job, if it's that easy to get around.
I'm told that "most people" have enough stuff to read locally and don't put any effort into it. But I wonder if blocking things like You-Tube and Wikipedia will cause enough incentive that more people will try.
I wanted to share some videos with people who were visiting from China, and wrote up some advice posted at http://www.dlugosz.com/zeta/?p=88 .
Even when not blocked, running all the traffic through the central point causes noticeably poorer performance.
jiacky2012 at May 10th, 2013 03:55 — #12
u can use EC2，to build your own VPN for free . by the way i use goagent too.
geek at December 13th, 2013 10:56 — #13
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