#1 By: howtogeek, May 2nd, 2013 06:42
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.
#2 By: Naman Sood, May 2nd, 2013 10:41
I very sincerely thank God that I was born a little west of the darned place where you don't have proper internet...
#3 By: Leon Belmont, May 2nd, 2013 12:43
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.
#5 By: San Lan, May 3rd, 2013 10:02
kad+tor=a freeware to bypass gfw
#6 By: Christine L, May 3rd, 2013 12:50
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!
#7 By: 2Noob2BTrue, May 4th, 2013 01:03
It's heartwarming to see ppl besting such oppressive systems.
#8 By: Erik Wang, May 6th, 2013 15:53
I wonder if this article is being censored by the wall.
#9 By: James Bruce, May 6th, 2013 16:45
Swearing and keywords on Skype will also get your conversations logged for later examination: http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17199 - scary stuff.
#10 By: John Długosz, May 9th, 2013 05:53
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.
#12 By: jiacky2012, May 10th, 2013 03:55
u can use EC2，to build your own VPN for free . by the way i use goagent too.