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Re: Practical advice regarding Beijing Olympics and Tor ?
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 01:24:21AM +0100, torist@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.0K bytes in 29 lines about:
: 1) Is Hong Kong's internet infrastructure also being subjected to
: the same level of extra state control during the Olympics ?
As someone else states, Hong Kong isn't behind the Great Firewall of
: 2) Is it possible to download the Tor/Vidalia bundle safely within
: China ? Are the usual main distribution websites blocked ? Do you
: have to try to smuggle it in across the border ?
The non-ssl websites with torproject.org in them are blocked. The Tor
Browser Bundle can be put on a usb key easily. There are many ways to
get Tor outside of https access, https://www.torproject.org/finding-tor
: 3) Is it unsafe to let your Tor client connect to any Tor
: directory, entry or exit nodes within China itself, once you are
: physically in the country ?
To my knowledge, tor nodes are not blocked in China.
: 5) What is the best practical way, right now, to avoid making
: connections to Tor directory , entry or exit nodes physically
: within China ?
Have someone run a bridge or ten for you, have those IPs and ports with
you as you travel.