Others Circumvention Systems


Lantern (github) uses proxies that run on your friends' computers. Your Lantern software connects to Lantern software running on a friend's (or a friend of a friend's) computer and uses it as a proxy. Similar to uProxy; differences include: Lantern is a normal program, not a browser extension; and Lantern lets you proxy through friends of friends. Lantern's goal is pure circumvention, not anonymity.

Lantern is capable of using UDT (reliable UDP-based protocol) for communication between instances.

Lantern faces the problem of how to distribute proxy addresses without the censor finding out about all of them. Kaleidoscope is in part a peer-to-peer method of sharing proxy addresses. Lantern has its own implementation of part of Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope is discussed in #7520.

Lantern has integrated FTE as a transport.


Psiphon is a circumvention system using SSH and VPN tunnels. Clients discover new servers dynamically.

Psiphon has adapted pluggable transports for their use.


GoAgent: proxy using Google App Engine. You download the software, run it on your own App Engine account, and use it as your personal proxy. See linked article for more.

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