26 3月

Blocking of Archive.org in China mainland

Through ths post, you will find some fucked up things in China, mostly around with netlabel’s community and by my personal experience. I have no power to changed those things fastly, and i can’t expect that will be really changed as well. But i must have a talk.

As all of you had know, Internet Archive is the most biggest netaudio and netlabel’s base in this world. But, do you want to know what it happend in China? see:

C:\>tracert archive.org

Tracing route to archive.org [207.241.229.39]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    31 ms    41 ms    39 ms  221.222.224.1
  2    26 ms    27 ms    27 ms  gj-10-005.bta.net.cn [202.106.10.5]
  3    27 ms    26 ms    25 ms  61.148.153.17
  4    26 ms    27 ms    27 ms  bt-228-069.bta.net.cn [202.106.228.69]
  5    27 ms    28 ms    27 ms  123.126.0.205
  6    57 ms    57 ms    57 ms  219.158.4.58
  7  219.158.4.222  reports: Destination host unreachable.

Trace complete.

Also as you did know, very much netlabel’s sites and netaudio lover’s blogs are hosted on blogspot.com, but what it happend in China?

C:\>tracert bypass-notepad.blogspot.com

Tracing route to blogspot.l.google.com [64.233.189.191]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1   117 ms   112 ms    67 ms  221.222.224.1
  2    89 ms    27 ms    26 ms  gj-10-009.bta.net.cn [202.106.10.9]
  3   330 ms   326 ms   559 ms  61.148.153.157
  4     *      204 ms   221 ms  202.106.34.9
  5   381 ms   490 ms   397 ms  123.126.0.229
  6   468 ms   519 ms   371 ms  219.158.7.182
  7     *      389 ms   487 ms  219.158.3.190
  8   456 ms   281 ms   201 ms  219.158.3.130
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10   291 ms   518 ms   495 ms  64.233.175.207
 11   640 ms   624 ms   566 ms  209.85.241.56
 12   416 ms   610 ms   152 ms  66.249.94.6
 13     *      155 ms   155 ms  hkg01s01-in-f191.1e100.net [64.233.189.191]

Trace complete.

Seems not bad for blogger isn’t it? But what if i type any blogspot site URLs to firefox and press.

And archive.org

Why that happend? You may now have the question.

Since the Chinese government’s “Golden Shield Project” project was started in 1998, million Internet sites was been blocked by the Chinese government in China mainland. And also, many netaudio’s community sites. (You could find a part listing of them on Wikipedia.org: List of websites blocked in the People’s Republic of China)

Ok now. What if i going to myself’s Bypass Netlabel’s site at my home?

Step 1: type http://bp.bai-hua.org to firefox:

Already done loading.

Step 2: Just click any page:

Simply blocked.

Why even myself’s site got a blocked? Two reasons at there: First, our site were hosted in the U.S. area. Second, the “XSPF player” which the Bypass’s site used had a HTTP request to the PHP program http://www.archive.org/audio/xspf-maker.php, which i use it to automatic generating XSPF playlists.

So the result is: Golden Shield detected a HTTP request from Bypass site to an unallowed site – archive.org, then, block it immediately. fast and stronger, without any notices.

That’s what happend in China. Everyday Chinese people’s Internet activity under the control of Golden Shield Project, with stringent surveillance and freedom limited. If you try to type a keyword “BBC news” on google.com and trying to visit the results, well then yours google access will be blocking immediately.

I do remember Mr.Bettina Rhymes who was the writer of Phlow-Magazine, and he had a review for us [BP016] Phillip Wilkerson – “Incidents in Spring” released which included such words:

“we can learn that most Netlabels are run by Germans. China, in contrast, is listed with one entry. I guess this is Bypass, the only Chinese label I know at least.”

If you got the informations above at there, you may now realize why there’s no Chinese netlabel. Well, I running a Chinese netlabel, but Chinese people can not even accessing it. Is this should be happend in a civilized place?

How do i keep working under the fucked?

I have pay for a commercial VPN account with $59.99/year, to keep the Bypass Netlabel’s daily running, it allow me to visiting Internet Archive, Facebook, Twitter and such things. But perhaps one day the commercial VPN server will be blocked as well. Presently, almost all free VPNs internet server already got blocked by Chinese government. That included Hotspot shield, CyberGhost, JAP, IFree VPN, and almost all proxy servers.

St. Augustine said An unjust law is no law at all and, it can thus be no crime to violate

Well, that exactly is what i will going to do.

That’s all.

by ZhangJW

Forum post: “China blocks Archive.org?” http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=299803

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