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RE: reporter from The Economist in Thailand seeks help

Can Ben access the VMWare site?  If so, then the Janus VM seems like an
excellent way to use the TOR network.


It requires VMWare, which is a free product.  I obviously can't attest
to whether the VM is itself compromised.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Shava Nerad
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2006 3:45 AM
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: reporter from The Economist in Thailand seeks help

If someone proficient with helping a newbie set up Tor et al on XP to
get by national firewalls wants to personally assist Peter Collins from
The Economist set up his machine, please email me, and I'll hook you up?

I hear he has skype, but he doesn't have direct access to
http://tor.eff.org for downloads, and I don't know what other mirrors he
might have blocked.

he says:
>Hello, I am The Economist's South-East Asia correspondent, based in 
>Bangkok, and my colleague Ben Sutherland said you might be able to 
>arrange for me to get some information on how to use TOR's network to 
>work around the considerable amount of internet censorship in this part

>of the world. I don't expect that Thailand's new, military government 
>is going to ease up on blocking sites, so I suspect my need for proxy 
>servers is likely to increase!
>I am reasonably proficient in IT matters, so perhaps all I need is an 
>e-mail explaining how to set up my PC (which runs Windows XP) to use 
>the network. Then if I have any problems, maybe I could e-mail for 
>advice. Many thanks, in anticipation, for your help, and I look forward

>to hearing from you,

Ben Sutherland of the Economist wrote an article on Tor for their
upcoming "technology quarterly" edition, and when he heard that Peter
was having ever more problems with the national firewalls in Thailand,
he asked if I could get Peter a little setup help.


Shava Nerad
Executive Director