Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 4 days ago

#31339 assigned enhancement

GitHub blocked in Iran affecting gettor circumvention

Reported by: ggus Owned by: hiro
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/GetTor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: traumschule, hiro, gaba, phw, mrphs, cohosh Actual Points:
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Description

Hi, since July, 2019, GitHub started to block users from Iran[1]. Because gettor delivers Tor Browser using GitHub, we should add/host Tor Browser in other mirrors, so users in Iran and others countries affected by US sanctions could access it.

[1] https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1155311121038864384

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 3 months ago by ggus

Owner: set to hiro

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by cypherpunks

Is web.archive.org censored in Iran?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 3 months ago by phw

Replying to cypherpunks:

Is web.archive.org censored in Iran?


A friendly user from Iran just tested the site for us and it was reachable.

I quite like the idea of using archive.org! We should look into this more.

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

Replying to phw:

I quite like the idea of using archive.org! We should look into this more.

See some discussion on my message in the tor-talk mailing list in January 2017: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2017-January/042829.html

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by phw

In one of his tweets, the author writes:

Public repos remain available to developers everywhere – open source repos are NOT affected.


Our GetTor repository is public, so we shouldn't be affected by this issue.

comment:6 in reply to:  3 Changed 2 months ago by phw

Replying to phw:

Replying to cypherpunks:

Is web.archive.org censored in Iran?


A friendly user from Iran just tested the site for us and it was reachable


Apparently, archive.is is blocked by some Iranian ISPs: https://github.com/citizenlab/test-lists/issues/493

comment:7 Changed 2 months ago by mrphs

Cc: mrphs added

comment:8 Changed 4 days ago by cohosh

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