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[liberationtech] Tor, Ultrasurf, HSS, VPNs no longer working in Syria?

liberationtech at liberationtech at
Thu Dec 1 08:06:38 PST 2011

On Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 10:14:38AM +0100, admin at wrote 2.5K bytes in 69 lines about:
: I've been in touch with a friend in Syria and he said that none of the
: prominent anonymizing tools are working in Syria. Can you verify this
: information? I was told all major VPN protocols are also not working,
: including PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, SSL. SSH tunnels apparently get disconnected
: every few minutes by apparent interventions that require the client to
: reconnect every so often, making browsing a nightmare.

Which connection they are using may matter. So, here come my
questions: Which ISP? Has Syria re-enabled ssl interception (aka
machine-in-the-middle)? What does a user see? Does the browser warn
about fake certs? What does Tor report in its log file?

etc, etc, etc.

pgp key: 0x74ED336B

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