Facebook Blocked in China

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  1. Jul26th2009
    1 LIL Jul 26th, 2009 at 3:09 PM

    china sucks!

  2. Jul26th2009
    2 richard Jul 26th, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Uh – huh..

    Any kind of rationale to go with that well thought out and convincing argument?

  3. Jul27th2009
    3 Paul Jul 27th, 2009 at 1:16 AM

    i used unblockbook.net.. but now it is banned or blocked…anyone know any other good proxies?

  4. Jul27th2009
    4 richard Jul 27th, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    That’s why I don’t like to mention them online – as then they get attention drawn to them and they get nixed. It is the same strategy from back in the dormitories at uni when the college wanted to charge students for the LAN because the university was now charging the college. People would find proxies at various research schools but would not share because then the secret would be out from loose lips or the proxy admin would notice a big spike in traffic….. “Tragedy of the Commons”

  5. Jul27th2009
    5 Alex Jul 27th, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    I am using both Tor and Freeonlineproxy to access Facebook, and that works fine. One thing that does not work at all, anywhere, is Pet Society, it keeps saying to update my Flash Player and enable Java, but it already is, and I am also running the latest version.
    Does anyone know how to get over this problem? Is it impossible to run Flash based pages like that using Tor etc?


  6. Jul27th2009
    6 Aus Jul 27th, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    yea… same here in Beijing and Jilin… I used a proxy from unblockbook.net for a while, but that is now blocked for me also…. not good.

  7. Jul28th2009
    7 Paul Jul 28th, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    yeah Richard I guess you are right… *sigh* i need to find other proxies I guess…the unblock one was great, I could even play the app games on facebook…

    Guess i’ll just wait…for get a vpn 0_o~

  8. Jul30th2009
    8 Lilly Jul 30th, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Has hotmail been blocked in China (especially Shanghai) the past few weeks?????

  9. Jul30th2009
    9 richard Jul 30th, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    Not that I know of. It works fine here – well I can load the front page – I don’t have an account to actually log into to see…

  10. Jul31st2009
    10 Paul Jul 31st, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    Lilly hotmail hasn’t been blocked in beijing or in shenzhen. Maybe it was the internet at your place…i will be in shanghai in 2 days i’ll check it out.

  11. Aug6th2009
    11 Poor Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    I don’t know what’s causing it but the DNS entries keep getting clobbered. Sometimes a ipconfig /flushdns fixes it, or rest of the router/modem. But for example here twitter and facebook have the same IP address:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /flushdns

    Windows IP Configuration

    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

    C:\Windows\system32>nslookup http://www.facebook.com
    Server: buffalo.setup

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: http://www.facebook.com

    C:\Windows\system32>nslookup http://www.twitter.com
    Server: buffalo.setup

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: http://www.twitter.com

  12. Aug7th2009
    12 Paul Aug 7th, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    does anyone know a proxy that lets you write on facebook? I been getting proxies but I cannot write anything on facebook, I can only read stuff.

    email me bangpaulxu@gmail.com


  13. Aug7th2009
    13 richard Aug 7th, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Try using the existing ones with SSL if they allow it – that will encapsulate the traffic. Also I have found that firefox works better than safari or IE with some of these web based proxies….. I am so over facebook now – just needed a reason to dump it. Long live twitter!

  14. Aug7th2009
    14 Paul Aug 7th, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    i heard twitter was just attacked by some hacker… ok richard i guess i will try…the SSL

  15. Aug18th2009
    15 ciella Aug 18th, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    Facebook is still banned in china?anyone know good proxies to access it? if yes pls mail to me at veilveeru@yahoo.com

  16. Aug18th2009
    16 richard Aug 18th, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Nothing works – not even the proxies! :-s

  17. Nov26th2009
    17 Jessica Nov 26th, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    I feel like I have something to say too!…I miss my friends very much and since they are in different time zone..msn isnt really the connection…

    I really had enough of this..why do they have to block facebook??

  18. Dec8th2009
    18 lagrande Dec 8th, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Yup it’s true, proxy websites no longer work. I’ve shifted to using ##### and it works really well in bypassing the great firewall of China, it gets me to access blocked social networking websites like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc.

    EDIT: I commented out the proxy name. If you write it online – it will be found and blocked for all. Be a little smart about such things.

  19. Mar25th2010
    19 Rainer Mar 25th, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    No positive news as of today about Facebook. Shit.
    I guess it’ll even get worse with the google thing.
    Or does anyone have an information on how long it will be blocked? Just like the wikipedia several years ago???

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