How to bypass Internet Censorship
If you are looking for a comprehensive, and I mean really really comprehensive, guide on bypassing internet censorship you may want to take a look at this excellent guide written by Freerk. The guide is divided into two parts; The first part analyzes different methods to censor information on the Internet, while the second describes different ways to bypass those censorship attempts.
Methods of censorship mentioned in the first part include blocking domains or urls using the DNS system (something which the German government is doing for example). The second part lists ways to bypass those methods which for DNS censorship includes using a site's IP instead of the domain name, using a third party DNS server, or a proxy.
So, for every action (censorship) you find the corresponding reaction (bypass). Excellent read for users who experience censorship in their country, company or network.
A tutorial on how to bypass Internet Censorship using Proxies, Shells, JAP e.t.c. Different ways to beat the filtering in schools, countries or companies (blocked ports e.t.c). This is the original and so newer than the translations because I'm still working on it.
Kinds of censorship described:
- Blocked URL's via the DNS-server
- Forced proxy server / transparent proxy
- Keyword filter
- Blocked ports
- Software on the client (child protection e.t.c)
- Censorware on the server (inside of networks)
- IP blocking on the routers
Ways to bypass Censorship:
- Using a different ISP
- Using a not censoring DNS-server
- Using a non censoring proxy server
- Using a Web-2-phone service
- Using a webproxy
- Get Webpages via eMail
- Using steganography
- Using a special proxy like peer-2-peer program
- Special Services
Everything is explained in detail and links are provided where necessary. I have decided to pick out some of the more common methods to censor and bypass information in the coming days - stay tuned.
Note that the guide won't be updated anymore by its author. The information have been moved to the Internet censorship wiki which at the time of updating the article was a very slow loading site.Advertisement