Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#25430 needs_information defect

Turkey bridges.torproject.org cant access

Reported by: fromturkey Owned by: isis
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Obfuscation/BridgeDB Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: censorship block tr
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Description

Greetings,

In Turkey as you know there are lots of internet censorship and im fearing that this censorship could go way much worse just like russia and china.

About 2-3 years ago Turkey government blocked tor, by that i mean tor relays and torproject.org website.

So im trying to get along with it by using bridges.

The problem is, both torproject.org and its subdomain bridges.torproject.org is censored as well-in all Turkey's ISP's. Currently i can only access via vpn-but also in tails its really hard to access bridges as well.(one time i had to manually input bridges plus certs doh!)

My search on mirrors of bridges.torproject.org gave no results, and i cant find any problem solving answers here as well unfortunately.

And yes there are other ways to get bridges by mail, but those mail adresses-gmail,yahoo and riseup could be censored as well. So we need a solution about that too.

So my problem/ suggestion is to put a mirror site-other than torproject.org on your web page,and maybe put some sync'ing bridges in tails ( i mean with a script, bridges info could be pulled -from clearnet :( i know right-and put in torrc file)

Sorry i dont have enough tech info about this,im just throwing the ideas i have.

This censorship of ours could be gotten worse-in anytime so please help us!

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by Dbryrtfbcbhgf

A temporary solution is to use send an email to bridges@torproject.org, a more permanent solution for users in a Censored country is to use Moat integration (fetch bridges for the user) that should launch in the next alpha TorBrowser. Nightly dev-alpha TorBrowser with that feature is here

Get TorBrowser by sending a DM to https://twitter.com/get_tor

Information on fetch bridges for the user
https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor-launcher.git/commit/?id=e921bb15681ac54c9e937b564d31a2a6ec2ceb33

Last edited 10 months ago by Dbryrtfbcbhgf (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by Dbryrtfbcbhgf

Status: newneeds_information

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by cypherpunks

Greetings sir!

Do you have enough technical expertise to try this trick :) ? https://helloweishi.github.io/network/firewall/2015/04/03/access-youtube-without-vpn/ (you'd need the DNS of bridges.torproject.org which you can find using https://dnslookup.org/ )

If not, try this other solution:

This censorship of ours could be gotten worse-in anytime so please help us!

Which OS are you using? If it's Linux/Mac OS you can try out the snowflake pluggable transport in the alpha Tor Browser which may work great for you and is certainly not blocked in Turkey (yet).


Oh BTW there's already a fix for that in the coming Tor Browser alpha builds ;) (It doesn't connect directly to bridges.torproject.org but to a front domain)

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/23136/moat-Dec8-B-canceled.png

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/23136/moat-Dec8-C-incorrect.png

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 10 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to Dbryrtfbcbhgf:

permanent solution for users in a Censored country is to use Moat integration (fetch bridges for the user) that should launch in the next alpha TorBrowser. Nightly dev-alpha TorBrowser with that feature is here

Replying to cypherpunks:

Oh BTW there's already a fix for that in the coming Tor Browser alpha builds ;) (It doesn't connect directly to bridges.torproject.org but to a front domain)



gmail,yahoo and riseup could be censored as well. So we need a solution about that too.


comment:5 Changed 10 months ago by cypherpunks

This censorship of ours could be gotten worse-in anytime so please help us!

Right of revolution

the right of revolution is the right or duty of the people of a nation to overthrow a government that acts against their common interests and/or threatens the safety of the people without probable cause.

comment:6 Changed 10 months ago by dcf

Keywords: censorship block tr added
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